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Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC Treasure, World, U.S. Coin and Paper Money Auction 24 LIVE FLOOR AND INTERNET AUCTION

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Orlando - Disney SpringsTM Area 2305 Hotel Plaza Blvd., Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830

Thursday, November 1, 2018 Lot Viewing and Guest Speakers 11:00 am - 6:30 pm edt Friday, November 2, 2018 Session I: 9:30 am edt Session II: 12:30 pm edt Session III: 5:00 pm edt Session IV: 8:00 pm edt Saturday, November 3, 2018 Session V: 9:00 am edt Session VI: 11:30 am edt Monday, November 5, 2018 Session VII: 11:00 am est Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC P.O. Box 1964 Winter Park, FL 32790 U.S.A. (407) 975-3325 • Fax (407) 975-3327 www.SedwickCoins.com

Bid LIVE at www.auction.sedwickcoins.com Auction and catalog production by Daniel Sedwick, Augi García-Barneche, Cori Sedwick Downing, Connor Falk and Michelle B. Heidt Daniel Frank Sedwick, licensed Florida auctioneer #AU3635, AB2592

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS

By participating in this auction, you (hereafter referred to as the “Bidder”) are entering into a binding contract with Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC (“Auctioneer”) and agree to the following Terms and Conditions: 1) Each lot will be sold to the highest Bidder unless the reserve or starting price is not met. Bids may be submitted in person or by mail, telephone, fax, email, or live on the Internet until each lot is closed during the live session. All non-live bids must be received before the auction session begins. The Auctioneer or any of its employees individually cannot be responsible for errors in bidding or the loss or delay of any bids that do not reach us by the closing date and time, or for any technical glitches that prevent internet bids from being executed. All bidders must be registered before their bids will be entered. New bidders must register 48 hours prior to the auction so that references can be verified, otherwise their bids may not be accepted. All bids are in U.S. dollars. 2) Winning bids will be reduced automatically by the iCollector platform to the next increment above the second-highest bid. In the case of tie bids, the earliest bidder will win the lot. Bidders are advised to provide allowable percentage increases to avoid losing lots due to a tie. 3) A winning bid is a contract between the winning Bidder (hereafter referred to as the “Buyer”) and the Consignor. The Buyer, even if acting as an agent for someone else, agrees to purchase the lot(s) he has won and to pay the Buyer’s Premium and any shipping costs, sales tax, bank-wire fees, customs duties, or other surcharges involved in delivering the lot(s) to the Buyer. Certain lots (particularly artifacts) may require special packaging and handling, for which a surcharge will be levied (also note shipping calculations will delay invoicing). In some special cases delivery may be arranged directly between the Consignor and the Buyer, at the buyer’s cost. 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If your bids are unsuccessful, your deposit will be refunded, but if you are a winning bidder, your deposit will be applied to your purchase unless other arrangements are made. Any bidders with an overdue balance with Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC must complete payment of their previous balance before their bids will be accepted. 8) Bidders have several options for bidding method: Bids prior to the auction may be submitted by mail, fax, email, or in person, or by bidding online directly on iCollector or via SixBid or NumisBids. During the live auction, bids may be executed only in person or by phone, by prior appointment. Phone bidding is offered only as a courtesy and we do not guarantee any line condition or accessibility during or before the auction. You must remain available to receive our call when the lots you wish to bid on come up. 9) Most lots are unreserved, but some lots do have a reserve or minimum bid assigned by the consignor. Any reserve will generally be at or below the stated low estimate and starting price. All estimates are given in U.S. dollars. 10) As an active dealer, Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC is able to estimate a reasonably low wholesale level for each lot and reserves the right to reject any bids below this level (generally at least 70% of low estimate). Furthermore we reserve the right to reject any bids that we have reason to believe are not submitted in good faith. Starting bids are provided on iCollector when the auction is published, and bids below those starting bids cannot be entered. Prices realized do not necessarily reflect accurate market values so much as what the high bidder is willing to pay based on his own needs. 11) All items are guaranteed genuine and as described. Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC does NOT guarantee that any lots can be successfully encapsulated. Auctions are NOT approval sales, and therefore returns will NOT be accepted UNLESS there was an error in the listing. Note that grading and estimation of corrosion are subjective and differences of opinion cannot be considered errors. Lots encapsulated by PCGS, NGC or any other third-party company may not be returned for any reason. Disputes as to authenticity shall be resolved by submission to PCGS or NGC, and if their determination is inconclusive, then the opinion of Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC shall stand. Any disputes, including proposed returns, must be brought to our attention no later than 2 days after receipt of the lot(s) by the Buyer and BEFORE return shipment to us, with any applicable refunds to be made immediately upon receipt of the returned item(s) by us. All returns must be received by us in unaltered condition and in their original, unopened, sealed flips no

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later than one month after the date of the first auction session (note that late remittance, therefore, can negate return privileges). Any refunds for returns paid for by credit card will be subject to a 3% return fee. In the event of loss or damage, Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC’s liability shall be limited to the hammer price plus buyer’s fee only. NGC or PCGS census data (“finest known,” etc.) are given based on the date of cataloging and are not presumed to be accurate forever. Note that any group-lots returned due to error in listing must be returned in entirety. Where not already included in the lot description, we will provide our own certificate of authenticity upon request by the buyer for a fee. In case of loss or theft the guaranty is limited to either the reserve price (if unsold) or the hammer price plus buyer’s fee (if sold). Any extra expenses incurred by the winning bidder or consignor in order to bid, inspect, consign or pick up the lots are not covered and are the sole responsibility of the winning bidder/consignor. Any potential or speculative value is not guaranteed. Lots may be inspected before the auction at our private office in Winter Park by appointment only during our office hours of Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. High-quality photos of all items are viewable on our website and on iCollector 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All photographs in the catalog and online are of the actual lots being sold but may not be actual size or to scale. Color and brightness of online photos may vary according to your monitor and video-card specifications. If buyer does not supply a Florida resale certificate, then Florida sales tax will apply as follows: If picked up in person, 6.5% will be added to the total (hammer plus buyer’s fee) for all items that are NOT coins or bullion, and to all non-U.S. coins whose total is less than $500. Same applies to lots shipped to Florida addresses, but the rate (6% to 7.5%) will be according to county of delivery. There is no Florida sales tax on U.S coins or on any lots shipped out of state. All bidders and consignors acknowledge and agree that the Auctioneer (Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC) does NOT guarantee that auctions will be unimpaired, uninterrupted or error-free and accordingly shall not be liable for such eventualities. Any errors in the printed catalog will be rectified on the website and iCollector as they come to our attention, and those corrected listings shall be deemed the binding descriptions at the time of the auction. The Auctioneer in its sole and absolute discretion may accept or decline any bid, remove bids and reopen bidding, withdraw lots, or change lot sequence or bidding increments at any time, even after the winning bid and winning bidder have been announced. Any bidding disputes shall be adjudicated by the Auctioneer, whose decision shall be deemed binding and final. This auction is conducted in accordance with the auction laws of the State of Florida. The licensed auctioneer is Daniel Frank Sedwick, AU#3635, AB#2592. The Auctioneer and Bidder agree that the venue for all claims and disputes shall be the applicable court having jurisdiction in Orange County in the State of Florida, and that the prevailing party shall be entitled to all attorneys’ fees and costs. THE BIDDER AGREES TO WAIVE THE RIGHT TO A JURY TRIAL. All Bidders must meet Auctioneer’s qualifications to bid. Any Bidder who is not a client in good standing of the Auctioneer may be disqualified at Auctioneer’s sole option and will not be awarded lots. Such determination may be made by Auctioneer in its sole and unlimited discretion, at any time prior to, during, or even after the close of the Auction. Auctioneer reserves the right to exclude any person or company from the Auction. Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC reserves the right to reject any bids suspected not to be submitted in good faith. If an entity places a bid, then the person executing the bid on behalf of the entity agrees to personally guarantee payment for any successful bid.

FULL AUCTION SCHEDULE

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Orlando - Disney Springs™ Area - 2305 Hotel Plaza Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830 Thursday, November 1, 2018 - Lot Viewing: 11:00 AM - 6:30 PM EDT Educational Talks Emilio M. Ortiz, professional numismatist, researcher and author: “Colonial Cuartillos and Cuban Numismatics” (2:00 PM) Dr. Kris E. Lane, Tulane Univ. professor of colonial Latin American history and researcher on the colonial history of the Andes, mining, piracy, and global trade: “Thinning the King of Spain’s Blood: Reflections on the Great Potosí Mint Fraud of the 1640s” (3:30 PM) Barry Clifford, underwater explorer and discoverer of the pirate treasure ship Whydah (1717): “History and Salvage of the Pirate Ship Whydah” (5:00 PM) Cocktail Reception and Argentinean Steakhouse Dinner (7:00 PM) - The Knife, 12501 State Road 535, Orlando, Florida 32836 (shuttle available) Friday, November 2, 2018 - Lot Viewing: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM EDT Floor Auction (start times): Session I - 9:30 AM | Session II - 12:30 PM | Session III - 5:00 PM | Session IV - 8:00 PM Saturday, November 3, 2018 - Lot Viewing: 9:00 AM - 11:30 EDT Floor Auction (start times): Session V - 9:00 AM | Session VI - 11:30 AM Lot Pickup: Noon - 2:00 PM Monday, November 5, 2018 Internet Only Session VII (start time): 11:00 AM EST (note the time change from daylight to standard)

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Treasure, World, U.S. Coin and Paper Money Auction 24 Live Floor and Internet Auction, Friday-Saturday, November 2-3, 2018 Live on the Internet, Monday, November 5, 2018

An unprecedented diversity of key rarities and choice pieces characterizes this auction, our 24th overall and our 6th with LIVE FLOOR bidding. From a 1622-dated Bogotá, Colombia cob 2 escudos recovered from the Santa Margarita (1622) to the only known U.S. Capped Bust half dime with a Costa Rican ½ real countermark, this sale offers numerous high-quality coins across all categories and values. Here is a quick summary: • Gold Cobs features a number of Mint State Mexico and Lima cob 8 escudos from the 1715 Fleet, including a specially struck, fully dated Mexican 1715 8 escudos, as well as a variety of Colombian and Spanish cobs of all periods. • World Gold Coins contains many rarities including a 1915-dated Cuban gold denomination set where five of the six coins are unique specimen strikes and the first to be seen on the market. Peruvian numismatic experts won’t want to miss the finest known Cuzco 1837BA FEDERACION 8 escudos available here. • Our Shipwreck Ingots features several gold ingots from early Spanish wrecks, two DATED Atocha (1622) silver bars weighing over 80 troy pounds each, and a “tumbaga” silver bar pedigreed to the D.R. Armstrong collection and plated in Agustín García-Barneche’s second edition of Tumbaga Saga (2018). • The Shipwreck Coins section boasts one of our largest offerings of coins recovered from the Atocha (1622) and Consolación (1681), as well as some extraordinary pieces like two dated cob 8 reales from the pirate ship Whydah (1717), documented in a historical article by Daniel Frank Sedwick and whose discoverer, Barry Clifford, will give an educational talk at our auction site the day prior to the sale. This shipwreck section rounds out with a series of U.S. $20 gold double eagles from the S.S. Central America (1857), S.S. Brother Jonathan (1865), and S.S. Republic (1865). • The Mexico, Lima and Potosí Silver Cobs sections host some key rarities, including the finest-known Charles-Joanna “with-waves” 3 reales (see feature article by Cori Sedwick Downing prior to that lot), plus a number of Potosí Royals (galanos), beginning with a very rare 1630T Potosí Royal 8 reales, the first known date for Potosí Royals. • Within our large World Silver Coins session we present numerous Latin American rarities, including several high-grade early Argentinean pieces and key Costa Rican minors, as well as selections from Central America from the Richard Stuart collection, Cuban pieces from the EMO numismatic cabinet, and Mexican pillar 1 reales from the Potomac collection. • In Medals and Decorations we feature scarce pieces from Argentina, Cuba, and Uruguay, a selection of rare Paraguayan War decorations, and numerous Bolivian and Peruvian pieces from the Cotoca collection. • Ancient Coins is built up with many popular types such as an Athenian owl tetradrachm, several Ionia and Lesbos electrum hectes, and a scarce, high grade Judaean zuz from the Bar Kokhba Revolt. • Our U.S. Coins section contains a key-date 1916-D Mercury dime as well as many Mint State-graded classic commemorative half dollars among a complete type set. Following that is the U.S. Paper Money section with several U.S. type notes. • World Paper Money is highlighted by several rarities, including the finest PMG-graded Colombian Banco de Panama 5 pesos, the ever-popular Costa Rican “Mona Lisa” 2 colones, and the challenging Panama “Arias” or “Seven Day” 1 balboa. • The Coin Jewelry section is back by popular demand, with pieces ranging from Atocha 8 reales in silver mounts to a stunning Ferdinand-Isabel double excelente in an 18K pendant set with 44 diamonds (2.02 carats total). • Our Artifacts selection ranges from gold chains and emeralds recovered from the Maravillas (1656) and 1715 Fleet to a veritable armory of armor, blades and flintlocks. In Documents you will find several nice engravings and maps. Following the main auction is our Express (Internet-only) session with additional coins, medals and bank notes for the valueminded collector. We are pleased with the selections offered here and trust that you will discover many lots that belong in your collection. Please enjoy the sale and many thanks to our consignors and bidders for keeping our auctions great!

The Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC team: Daniel Sedwick, Agustín (Augi) García-Barneche, Cori Sedwick Downing, Connor Falk, Michelle B. Heidt

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Table of Contents SECTION LOTS PAGES Shipwreck Histories .......................................................................................................... 7-16 SESSION I: Friday, November 2, 2018, 9:30 AM EDT Gold Cobs (by mint) .................................................................................. 1-101.............. 17-35 World Gold Coins (by country) ................................................................. 102-245.......... 36-56 SESSION II: Friday, November 2, 2018, 12:30 PM EDT Shipwreck Ingots ....................................................................................... 246-262.......... 57-65 Shipwreck Coins (chronologically by wreck) ............................................. 263-652.......... 66-124 Feature Article: Captain Sam Bellamy and the Whydah, by Daniel Frank Sedwick.................................... 106 SESSION III: Friday, November 2, 2018, 5:00 PM EDT Feature Article: Varieties of Rincón Three Reales of Mexico Charles-Joanna, by Cori Sedwick Downing... 125 Silver Cobs of Mexico City, Mexico ............................................................ 653-725.......... 131-143 Silver Cobs of Lima, Peru ..........................................................................726-744.......... 144-148 Silver Cobs of Potosí, Bolivia...................................................................... 745-862.......... 149-170 Other Silver Cobs (by country) .................................................................. 863-900.......... 171-178 SESSION IV: Friday, November 2, 2018, 8:00 PM EDT World Silver Coins (by country)................................................................. 901-1309........ 179-247 SESSION V: Saturday, November 3, 2018, 9:00 AM EDT Medals and Decorations............................................................................. 1310-1434...... 249-272 Ancient Coins............................................................................................. 1435-1475...... 273-277 U.S. Coins................................................................................................... 1476-1532...... 278-285 U.S. Paper Money....................................................................................... 1533-1541...... 286-287 World Paper Money (by country)............................................................... 1542-1578...... 289-296 SESSION VI: Saturday, November 3, 2018, 11:30 AM EDT Coin Jewelry............................................................................................... 1579-1627...... 297-306 Shipwreck Artifacts..................................................................................... 1628-1667...... 307-319 Non-Wreck Artifacts................................................................................... 1668-1721...... 320-340 Documents................................................................................................. 1722-1726...... 341-342 SESSION VII (INTERNET ONLY): Monday, November 5, 2018, 11:00 AM EST Express Session (selected items from all sections).......................................1727-2329...... 343-365 5


A NOTE ABOUT THE ORDER

As the world’s leading purveyors of New World cobs and shipwreck coins, we have always separated and highlighted our cob and shipwreck offerings from the rest of what we sell. We have preserved that arrangement in our auctions as well, with cobs presented in order of establishment of each mint (the rare and unusual mints at the end) and the shipwreck coins, ingots and artifacts presented in chronological order by wreck.

REFERENCES CITED

Where possible, in the description for each lot we supply one or more numbers in reference to acknowledged publications in the field. References used in this catalog include the following: CT = Calicó’s Numismática española (2008), formerly by Calicó and Trigo (nine previous editions). Fonrobert = Fonrobert’s Sammlung uberseeischer Munzen: III. Abtheilung Sud-Amerika (1878). Janson = Janson’s La Moneda Circulante en el Territorio Argentino 1574-2015 (2016). KM = Krause-Mishler’s Standard Catalog of World Coins, various editions, including Spain, Portugal and the New World. Restrepo = Restrepo’s Monedas de Colombia, 1619-2006, fourth edition (2012). S = Sedwick’s The Practical Book of Cobs, fourth edition (2007). Sp = Spink’s (formerly Seaby’s) Coins of England and the United Kingdom, fiftieth edition (2015). A list of other, more specialized references used in our catalogs is available at www.sedwickcoins.com/references.htm.

COIN GRADING and DESCRIPTIVE TERMS

From best to worst, UNC is Uncirculated, AU is Almost Uncirculated, XF is Extra Fine, VF is Very Fine, F is Fine, VG is Very Good, and G is Good, with Fair and Poor below that. (“About” or “A” means the coin is just shy of the indicated grade.  Mint State refers to lustrous, choice UNC coins.) We do not always assign numismatic grades to sea-salvage and land-burial coins, which were usually Uncirculated (or close to it) before the effects of corrosion and/or cleaning. Corrosion is usually assessed, from least to most, as follows: none, minimal, light, moderate, and heavy. Also note that we sometimes use the abbreviations E for escudos and R for reales in the listings for Spanish and Spanish colonial items.

A NOTE ABOUT PHOTOS

Coin photos in this catalog are generally shown at actual size, with the exception of large lots, which are often reduced, as are most medals, paper money, artifacts, documents, artwork and media. Photos of coins in the most recent NGC capsules have four white intrusions into the rims of the coins due to a special design meant to enable viewing of the edges of those coins.

We encourage bidders to examine lots in advance in person, either at the coin shows we attend or at our premises in Winter Park, Florida (by appointment only), or at the auction site (when applicable).

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SHIPWRECK (AND HOARD) HISTORIES Throughout this catalog we offer coins, ingots and artifacts from many dozens of different shipwrecks and hoards—”treasure” in the truest sense. So as not to break up the flow of the catalog in the listings, we offer the history behind each wreck here in chronological order. Some lots in the catalog do not have histories here either because we have no further information or what we do know is brief enough to include with the lots. Please feel free to contact us for more information about any of these wrecks or about shipwrecks or treasure in general. Also be sure to check out our Virtual Shipwreck and Hoard Map on the web at www.sedwickcoins.com/map/map.html.

show a fineness marking, but no tax stamps or other markings, in parts per 24, with a dot being a quarter karat. Many of the silver and gold ingots from this wreck were cut into two or more parts, presumably to divide into separate accounts.

“Tumbaga wreck,” sunk ca. 1528 off Grand Bahama Island

Before there were coins and Spanish Treasure Fleets, Hernán Cortés and his men acquired treasure in the form of NativeAmerican gold and silver artifacts that were melted down in Mexico for easier transportation. The variable-fineness ingots thus created were known to archeologists but were not thought to exist until the discovery of a wreck full of them off Grand Bahama Island in 1992. After the salvage of what ultimately was determined to be a ca.-1528 wreck, the ingots came to be known as “tumbaga” bars and were subsequently distributed to the collecting community by Frank and Daniel Sedwick. Like most official Spanish colonial bullion, each bar was marked with the fineness (the gold in parts per 24, the silver in parts per 2400) and assayer, and especially with tax stamps to show that the king got his cut. On these particular bars the tax stamps show a legend that reads CAROLVS QVINTVS IMPERATOR for Charles V of the Holy Roman Empire (who was also Charles I of Spain, son of Queen Joanna). The “Tumbaga” Saga: Treasure of the Conquistadors, by Agustín García-Barneche (2010), gives the story behind these bars, particularly their history and manufacture, with complete data and analysis and photos of many of the ingots. Each bar is also described in detail in Tumbaga Silver for Emperor Charles V of the Holy Roman Empire, by Douglas Armstrong (1993), a professional conservator hired by the salvage company to clean and preserve all the silver “tumbaga” bars.

Spanish 1554 Fleet sunk off Padre Island, Texas

The 1554 Fleet consisted of four caravels, the San Andrés, the Santa María de Yciar, the San Esteban, and the Espíritu Santo, all but the first of which foundered off what is now Padre Island in a violent storm. There were many survivors, but natives killed nearly all of them. Much of the treasure was salvaged soon afterward by the Spanish. In the 1960s two of the ships were rediscovered and salvaged by an out-of-state company, causing controversy by removing what Texans thought should belong to their state. (The third wreck-site was apparently obliterated by a dredging operation in the late 1940s on what is known as the Mansfield Cut, a manmade inlet.) Texas conducted its own excavations on the two sites in the 1970s. The 1554 Fleet wrecks have yielded almost exclusively Mexican coinage of Charles-Joanna (up to and including assayer S), some of which still washes up on the beaches of Padre Island. Even when found on the beach, these coins are illegal to own in Texas, which has declared them all to be the property of the State, but they do trade freely elsewhere. Uncleaned specimens (mostly beach finds) are distinctively rusty in color and therefore are usually distinguishable from coins from the “Golden Fleece wreck” above.

“Golden Fleece wreck,” sunk ca. 1550 in the northern Caribbean

Santiago, sunk in 1585 on the Bassas da India atoll between Mozambique and Madagascar

This wreck was nicknamed for a royal stamping (“Golden Fleece”) on several of the gold “finger” bars (ingots) it yielded. Practically all the coins from this wreck were Mexican CharlesJoanna silver coins (all assayers prior to S), including several rarities, the most important being three specimens of the Rincón “Early Series” 8 reales of 1538, the very first 8 reales ever struck in the New World. To date the finders of the wreck have not identified the wreck or disclosed its exact location, but they affirm it was in international waters in the northern Caribbean. Though it was a relatively small find of a few thousand coins at most, it has been the primary source for Mexican Carlos-Juana coins on the market since the mid-1990s. Perhaps more impressive than the coins from this wreck are the few dozen gold and silver ingots it has yielded, all of which have entered the market exclusively through Daniel Frank Sedwick. The varying purities of these bars are reminiscent of the “tumbaga” bars (see above), although the later gold ingots were cast in somewhat standard shapes (“fingers”) and sizes. The silver ingots from this wreck, popularly known as “splashes,” were simply poured onto the ground, leaving a round, flat mound of silver that was subsequently stamped with a tax stamp in the form of a crowned C for King Charles I and/or a fineness in the usual block Roman numerals in parts per 2400, much like the karat system we use today. The gold ingots also

This relatively obscure wreck sank on a reef at night due to pilot error, following which the captain and crew absconded with the one useable lifeboat, leaving some 400 or more passengers to perish on the wreck. The Santiago was found again and salvaged in the late 1970s by Ernest Erich Klaar and eventually yielded thousands of silver cobs (marketed in the 1980s) of both Spain and Spanish America (particularly the mints of Seville and Mexico). This shipwreck is also numismatically notable as one of only two wrecks (along with the Atocha of 1622) to have produced the extremely rare cobs of the Panama mint.

Unidentified (presumably Spanish) wreck sunk ca. 1590 off the Yucatán peninsula of Mexico Salvaged surreptitiously by Florida divers, this wreck yielded Philip II cobs of Mexico, Lima and Potosí, some in remarkably good condition. Many of this wreck’s coins are recognizable by their jagged, truncated edges (from corrosion) with pristine interior details. Without consideration of that characteristic pattern of corrosion, the coins from this wreck can pass for Atocha (1622) coins, which is how many of them were successfully sold with fraudulent Atocha certificates in the 1990s.

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a database system at the Fisher operation in Key West. With some exceptions each certificate also specifies the coin’s Grade, from 1 (highest) to 4 (lowest), a highly subjective evaluation of corrosive damage and overall quality. Most Atocha silver coins are also recognizable by their shiny brightness, the result of a somewhat controversial cleaning and polishing process catering more to noncollectors than to serious numismatists.

“Rill Cove wreck,” sunk ca. 1618 off Cornwall, England

The name and nationality of the ship are unknown and even the date of sinking is not certain. All we know is that records of its local salvage began in 1618. After rediscovery of the wreck by Ken Simpson and Mike Hall in 1975, eventually some 3,000 coins were recovered and sold, all silver cobs, mostly Mexican, but also from Potosí and Spain. Most of the coins are thin from corrosion but with dark toning on fields to enhance details. Because it is rather early, this wreck has yielded several important rarities like the F-oD dual-assayer issue from Mexico.

Santa Margarita, sunk in 1622 west of Key West, Florida

From the same hurricane-stricken 1622 Fleet as the Atocha (above), the Santa Margarita sank on a reef within sight of the Atocha and was found in 1626 by Spanish salvagers, who recovered only roughly half its treasure. The other half was found by Mel Fisher and company in 1980. Margarita’s treasures were similar to those found on the Atocha, with fewer coins in comparatively worse condition overall (yet not as harshly cleaned afterward). As with Atocha coins, original Fisher certificates are critical to the premium value for these coins, which is on par with Atocha coins. In 2008 divers with the subcontractor company Blue Water Recovery found more gold on the Santa Margarita and also a lead box stuffed full of pearls.

“Dry Tortugas wreck,” sunk ca. 1622 off the Dry Tortugas, west of Key West, Florida

Presumably a sister-ship to the Atocha and Santa Margarita of the 1622 Fleet (above), the “Dry Tortugas wreck” was discovered in 1989 and reworked in 1991 by Seahawk Deep Ocean Technology. Among the finds were numerous gold bars (but no silver bars) and about 1,200 heavily eroded silver cobs similar in composition to the Atocha finds, all picked from the ocean floor by a robot. Cannons and other artifacts expected on a typical galleon were notably absent. The bulk of the treasure was eventually sold to a store/museum in Key West that later went bankrupt. Years later it all turned up at a bankruptcy auction, where the bulk of the treasure was repurchased by some of the former principals of Seahawk for a new museum.

Atocha, sunk in 1622 west of Key West, Florida

Arguably the most famous of all Spanish galleons salvaged in our time, the Atocha was the almiranta of the 1622 Fleet, which left Havana several weeks late and ran afoul of a hurricane. Eight of the 28-ship fleet were lost, wrecked on the reefs between the Dry Tortugas and the Florida Keys or sunk in deeper water. Five people survived the sinking of the Atocha and were rescued by another vessel, but the wreck itself was scattered after another hurricane hit the site exactly one month later. The Spanish were never able to salvage what was one of the richest galleons ever to sail. The cargo of the Atocha did not see light again until 1971, when the first coins were found by the now-famous salvager Mel Fisher and his divers, who recovered the bulk of the treasure in 1985 and thereby unleashed the largest supply of silver cobs and ingots the market has ever seen. Well over 100,000 shield-type cobs were found in all denominations above the half real, the great majority of them from Potosí, as were also the approximately 1,000 silver ingots (most the size of bread loaves). A handful of gold 1- and 2-escudos cobs were also recovered, mostly from mainland Spanish mints, but also a few from Colombia, officially the first gold coins ever struck in the New World. The Atocha was also the source for most or all of the first silver cobs struck in Colombia, as well as a few early coins from Mexico, Lima, Spain and even Panama. Even more significant were the many gold ingots, jewelry items, emeralds and other artifacts. Because of Mel Fisher’s huge publicity and because much of the treasure was distributed to investors at high ratios compared to their investment amounts, the coins from the Atocha have always sold for much more—anywhere from 2 times to 10 times—than their non-salvage counterparts, even in the numismatic market. (The “glamour market” in tourist areas elevates these coins to as much as twenty times their base numismatic value!) Individually numbered certificates with photos of each coin are critical to the retention of an Atocha coin’s enhanced value. Accompanying barcode tags with the coins also make it possible to replace lost certificates through

São José, sunk in 1622 off Mozambique

The São José was the almiranta of a fleet carrying Francisco da Gama (grandson of the famous Vasco da Gama) from Lisbon, Portugal, to his new post as Viceroy in Goa, India, when the ships were attacked at night on July 22 by an Anglo-Dutch fleet off Mozambique. Suffering from disease, the captain and crew of the São José at first tried to ground her but ended up sinking in deeper water, taking many chests of Spanish silver with her. The English and Dutch made off with some of the cargo and 100 prisoners from the São José, with hundreds more people and the bulk of the treasure lost to the sea. In 2003 the salvage company Arqueonautas located the wreck and eventually recovered just over 20,000 silver cobs (all 8 and 4 reales) from Spain, Mexico, and South America.

“Lucayan Beach wreck,” sunk ca. 1628 off Grand Bahama Island

Since the accidental discovery in 1964 of around 10,000 silver cobs dating up to and including 1628 in 10 feet of water just 1,300 yards from the Lucayan Beach Hotel, the mystery of identifying the lost vessel has never been solved. Because of the date, popular opinion associates the wreck with the taking of the Spanish 1628 Fleet in Matanzas Bay, Cuba, by the Dutch pirate and national hero Piet Heyn, who reported losing two of the vessels on the way back to

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Europe. Three names proposed for the ship(s) by various sellers over the years were the Van Lynden, the Santa Gertrude (or Gertrudis) and the Romario, with scant evidence to support any of the attributions. Spanish archival research suggested a new name, Nuestra Señora de los Remedios, which sank in that general area in 1624. Since dates on the recovered coins extend past 1624, this attribution must be incorrect. A more recent recovery in the 1990s off Lucayan Beach turned up similar material, but no further clues as to the ship’s (or ships’) identity. Practically all of the coins have been Mexican 8 and 4 reales of the assayer-D period, some in quite nice condition and a few with clear dates, which are rare. Expect to pay a modest premium for specimens in white clamshell boxes produced by Spink & Son (London) in the 1960s for a promotion that capped off years of disagreements between the salvagers, their backers and the Bahamian government.

Capitana (Jesús María de la Limpia Concepción), sunk in 1654 off Chanduy, Ecuador

This wreck was the largest loss ever experienced by the Spanish South Seas (Pacific) Fleet, of which the Jesus María de la Limpia Concepción was the capitana (“captain’s ship” or lead vessel) in 1654. Official records reported the loss of 3 million pesos of silver (2,212 ingots, 216 chests of coins, and 22 boxes of wrought silver), augmented to a total of as much as 10 million pesos when contraband and private consignments were taken into account. By comparison, the entire annual silver production in Peru at that time was only about 6-7 million pesos! Obviously overloaded, the Capitana sank technically due to pilot error, which drove the ship onto the reefs south of the peninsula known as Punta Santa Elena, a geographic feature the pilot thought he had cleared. Twenty people died in the disaster. For eight years afterward, Spanish salvagers officially recovered over 3 million pesos of coins and bullion (with probably much more recovered off the record), leaving only an unreachable lower section for divers to find in our time. Ironically, the main salvager of the Capitana in the 1650s and early 1660s was none other than the ship’s silvermaster, Bernardo de Campos, who was responsible for the ship’s being overloaded with contraband in the first place. The wreck was rediscovered in the mid-1990s and salvaged (completely, according to some) in 1997. After a 50-50 split with the Ecuadorian government in 1998, investors sold most of their half of the more than 5,000 coins recovered at auction in 1999. Almost exclusively Potosí 8 and 4 reales, the coins were a healthy mix of countermarked issues of 1649-1652, transitional issues of 1652, and post-transitional pillars-and-waves cobs of 1653-1654, many in excellent condition and expertly conserved. As an interesting footnote, the very coins salvaged from the Capitana by the Spanish in 1654 were lost again on the Maravillas wreck of 1656 (see next), and some of those coins salvaged from the Maravillas were lost again in the wreck of the salvage vessel Madama do Brasil off Gorda Cay (Bahamas) in 1657. Furthering Spain’s woes was the destruction of another treasure fleet in 1657 by English marauders fresh from a victory in the Bay of Cádiz off Santa Cruz on the island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands.

Concepción, sunk in 1641 off the northeast coast of Hispaniola

The Concepción was one of the most significant Spanish wrecks of all time, serving the Spanish with a loss of over 100 tons of silver and gold treasure. The almiranta of a 21-ship fleet, the Concepción was already in poor repair when the Europe-bound fleet encountered a storm in September of 1641, leaving her disabled and navigating under makeshift sails amid disagreement among its pilots about their location. Weeks later, she grounded on a reef in an area now named the Silver Shoals, just east of another shoal known as the Abrojos, which the pilots were trying to avoid. After another storm hit the wrecked ship and the admiral and officers left in the ship’s only longboat, the remaining crew resorted to building rafts from the ship’s timbers. Survivors’ accounts pointed to drowning, starvation and even sharks for the approximately 300 casualties. In the fallout that ensued, none of the survivors could report the wreck’s location with accuracy, so it sat undisturbed until New England’s William Phipps found it in 1687 and brought home tons of silver and some gold, to the delight of his English backers. The Concepción was found again in 1978 by Burt Webber, Jr., whose divers recovered some 60,000 silver cobs, mostly Mexican 8 and 4 reales, and also some Potosí and rare Colombian cobs, including more from the Cartagena mint than had been found on any other shipwreck. Unlike the Maravillas 15 years later, the Concepción did not yield any gold cobs in our time, and any significant artifacts found were retained by the government of the Dominican Republic who oversaw the salvage. The bulk of the silver cobs found on the Concepción were heavily promoted, even in department stores. The site is still worked from time to time with limited success.

Maravillas, sunk in 1656 off Grand Bahama Island

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As the almiranta of the homebound Spanish fleet in January of 1656, the Nuestra Señora de las Maravillas was officially filled with over five million pesos of treasure (and probably much more in contraband, as was usually the case). That treasure included much of the silver salvaged from the South Seas Fleet’s Capitana of 1654 that wrecked on Chanduy Reef off Ecuador (see above). The ill-fated treasure sank once again when the Maravillas unexpectedly ran into shallow water and was subsequently rammed by one of the other ships of its fleet, forcing the captain to try to ground the Maravillas on a nearby reef on Little Bahama Bank off Grand Bahama Island. In the ensuing chaos, exacerbated by strong winds, most of the 650 people on board died in the night, and the wreckage scattered. Spanish salvagers soon recovered almost half a million pesos of treasure, followed by more recoveries over the next several decades, yet with over half of the official cargo still unfound. The first rediscovery of the Maravillas in the twentieth century was by Robert Marx and his company, Seafinders, in 1972, whose finds were featured in an auction by Schulman in New York in 1974. Included among the coins in this sale were some previously unknown Cartagena silver cobs of 1655 and countermarked Potosí


coinage of 1649-1651 and 1652 transitionals, in addition to many Mexican silver cobs and a few Bogotá cob 2 escudos. The second big salvage effort on the Maravillas was achieved by Herbert Humphreys and his company, Marex, in the late 1980s and early 1990s, resulting in two big sales by Christie’s (London) in 1992 and 1993, which featured many Bogotá cob 2 escudos, more Mexico and Potosí silver cobs, and several important artifacts. The most recent big sale of Maravillas finds, presumably from one of the many salvage efforts from the 1970s and 1980s, took place in California in 2005, again with a good quantity of Bogotá cob 2 escudos. The wreck area is still being searched today, but officially the Bahamian government has not granted any leases on the site since the early 1990s. It is possible the bulk of the treasure is still to be found.

Consolación (“Isla de Muerto shipwreck”), sunk in 1681 off Santa Clara Island, Ecuador

When salvage first began on this wreck in 1997, it was initially believed to be the Santa Cruz and later called El Salvador y San José, sunk in August of 1680; however, research by Robert Marx after the main find in subsequent years confirmed its proper name and illuminated its fascinating history. Intended to be part of the Spanish “South Seas Fleet” of 1681, which left Lima’s port of Callao in April, the Consolación apparently was delayed and ended up traveling alone. At the Gulf of Guayaquil, off modern-day Ecuador, the Consolación encountered English pirates, led by Bartholomew Sharpe, who forced the Spanish galleon to sink on a reef off Santa Clara Island (later nicknamed “Isla de Muerto,” or Dead Man’s Island). Before the pirates could get to the ship, the crew set fire to her and tried to escape to the nearby island without success. Angered by their inability to seize the valuable cargo of the Consolación, Sharpe’s men killed the Spaniards and tried in vain to recover the treasure through the efforts of local fishermen. Spanish attempts after that were also fruitless, so the treasure of the Consolación sat undisturbed until our time. When vast amounts of silver coins were found in the area starting in the 1990s, by local entrepreneurs Roberto Aguirre and Carlos Saavedra (“ROBCAR”) and the government of Ecuador in 1997 under mutual agreement, the exact name and history of the wreck were unknown, and about 8,000 of the coins (all Potosí silver cobs) were subsequently sold at auction by Spink New York in December 2001 as simply “Treasures from the ‘Isla de Muerto.’” Most of the coins offered were of low quality and poorly preserved but came with individually numbered photo-certificates. Later, after the provenance had been properly researched and better conservation methods were used, a Florida syndicate arranged to have ongoing finds from this wreck permanently encapsulated in hard-plastic holders by the authentication and grading firm ANACS, with the wreck provenance clearly stated inside the “slab”; more recent offerings have bypassed this encapsulation. Ongoing salvage efforts have good reason to be hopeful, as the manifest of the Consolación stated the value of her registered cargo as 146,000 pesos in silver coins in addition to silver and gold ingots, plus an even higher sum in contraband, according to custom.

San Miguel el Arcángel (“Jupiter wreck”), sunk in 1659 off Jupiter Inlet, east coast of Florida

As well known as this wreck has become among the Florida treasure community and shipwreck collectors around the world, surprisingly little has been written about it, and not one major auction has been dedicated to its finds. The San Miguel was not a big treasure galleon in a huge convoy; rather, she was a lone aviso, a smaller ship for carrying letters and other communications quickly back to Spain. But unlike most avisos, the San Miguel was carrying some important treasure, as it was in the right time and place to take on samples of the unauthorized “Star of Lima” coinage of 1659 for the King to see. In October the San Miguel encountered a hurricane off the southeast coast of Florida, grounded on a sandbar, and broke apart rapidly, leaving only 34 survivors among the 121 people on board. Those survivors were all quickly captured by natives (Ais) and therefore had no opportunity to salvage the scattered wreck. Today only parts of the wreck of the San Miguel have been found, discovered by lifeguard Peter Leo in 1987, in about 10 to 20 feet of water and under as much as 20 feet of sand. Salvage is ongoing. Besides a couple of gold ingots and one large silver ingot, the yield to date has been modest, mostly low-end silver cobs of Mexico and Potosí, a good amount of the rare 1659 “Star of Lima” silver coinage, a couple Bogotá gold cobs, and some rare Cartagena silver cobs. All were sold through various dealers and private transactions. If the hull of the ship is ever found, as the salvagers think it will be, the market may finally see some of the gold cobs of the “Star of Lima” issue of 1659.

Unidentified wreck sunk ca. 1671 in Seville Harbor, Spain

The city of Seville is situated on the Guadalquivir River, about 50 miles inland from the ocean port of Cádiz, where treasure from the New World arrived on sea-going galleons. From there the treasure sailed upriver by boat to Seville. Sometime in 1671 it is believed one of these boats sank outside Seville, or at least its treasure was lost there somehow in the river, for in the mid-1990s a large hoard of obviously salvaged silver cob 8 and 4 reales of Potosí, none dated later than 1671, and mostly in decent condition, began to emerge from markets in Spain without provenance but reportedly found in Seville Harbor during the installation of a fiber-optic cable across the river. It should be noted that the same type of coins (with characteristics identical to those from the Seville wreck) have been sold in recent years as having come from the so-called “Señorita de Santa Cristina” of 1672 off Cádiz, but we can find no record of this ship or its salvage.

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1681 Fleet (“Portobelo wreck”), sunk in 1681 off Portobelo, Panama

The 1681 “Tierra Firme” Fleet, commanded by Juan Antonio Vicentelo de Leca y Herrara, better known as the Marqués de Brenes, left Cádiz, Spain, on January 28, 1681, and reached Cartagena, Colombia, on April 2. From there a small armada of 12 ships was sent out to assess the danger of pirates in the area, as this was the age of Henry Morgan and other privateers on the Spanish Main. Bad weather also intervened, and it was not till November that the 1681 Fleet finally left Cartagena bound for Portobelo, Panama.  As the Fleet approached Portobelo, strong winds and hard rain prevented the pilots from recognizing the land until nighttime, by which time they had passed their destination and found themselves near dangerous reefs off the Islas Naranjos.  The Capitana (lead vessel), Santo Cristo de San Agustín y Nuestra Señora del Rosario, immediately anchored and signaled the rest of the fleet to anchor as well. It was too late for the merchant nao Boticaria, which struck a reef there at midnight on November 29, but gently enough that almost everyone on board was saved.  Rescue boats soon arrived. As the Boticaria stayed on the reef for three days before sinking, salvagers were able save almost everything. Meanwhile, news came in that another ship in the fleet, the galleon Nuestra Señora de la Soledad, had wrecked on another reef near even farther along, off a point near a western entrance to the Chagres River known as Punta de Brujas (not to be confused with Brujas on the Pacific coast). Unlike the Boticaria, however, the 22-gun Soledad hit the reef with such force that 50 people died, including its owner, Captain Antonio de Lima. The rest of the 1681 Fleet finally reached Portobelo on December 3, still under adverse weather conditions. More casualties arose when the ship Chaperón found herself stranded at the mouth of the Chagres River and in danger of sinking due to lack of anchoring equipment and personnel. In the process of delivering assistance, a small ship known as a tartana was lost, and by the time the other rescue ships made it to the Chaperón they found that its crew had all escaped and only three boatloads of goods could be saved before the ship sank. After taking care of business in Portobelo, the ill-fated fleet returned to Cartagena on March 27, 1682, and on May 8 set sail for Havana, Cuba. That night yet another merchant ship, the Santa Teresa, captained by Don Manuel de Galarza, was lost, and several other vessels had to return to Cartagena. Then, while en route to Havana, the galleon Nuestra Señora de la Concepción y San Ignacio de Loyola hit a reef just past Cape San Antonio, Cuba, and was set afire after its cargo was salvaged. Reaching Havana on June 1, the ragtag 1681 Fleet finally made it back to Spain on September 2. The various lost ships of the 1681 Fleet have been salvaged off and on in modern times. While it would seem that the location of each wreck would indicate its identity, the fact is that most sources have not been well documented, and the wrecks of pirate ships with loot from the same fleet are possible as well.

Joanna, sunk in 1682 off South Africa

An English East Indiaman on her way to Surat on the west coast of India, the Joanna separated from her convoy and sank in rough seas on a reef off the southernmost tip of South Africa on June 8, 1682, sending 10 people to their death. Eventually 104 survivors reached the Dutch colony of Cape Town, from which a salvage party was soon dispatched. The Joanna’s cargo consisted of 70 chests of silver coins, of which the salvage party reported having

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recovered only about 28,000 guilders’ worth. In 1982 the wreck was rediscovered by a group of South African divers led by Gavin Clackworthy, who brought up silver ingots (discs) and more than 23,000 silver cobs, most of them Mexican 4 and 8 reales of Charles II in generally low grade, but a few showing bold, formerly very rare dates 1679-1681. Over the past two decades, these cobs have entered the market from both private dealers and auctions, but always in relatively small quantities at a time. Almost all the coins are in very worn condition, usually thin and nearly featureless, but without the heavy encrustation and pitting that characterize Caribbean finds.

“Taj Mahal treasure,” sunk ca. 1702 off Sri Lanka

The story of the so-called “Taj Mahal treasure” is more about modern romance than historical events, for it was famously salvaged by the author Arthur C. Clarke in 1961-3, while he was living in Sri Lanka and scouting for film sites. Childhood polio had left Clarke wheelchair-bound, but he could dive, and that is just what he did when some boys told him and his associate Mike Wilson about the find on the Great Basses Reef. The adventure that ensued is well documented in Clarke’s 1964-5 books The Treasure of the Great Reef and Indian Ocean Treasure. Ten coin-clumps were recovered from this unidentified wreck, each coin a silver rupee dated AH1113 (1702 AD) from the time of Shah Aurangzeb Alamgir, the sixth and last great mogul emperor of India, and the son of Shah Jahan, who had built the Taj Mahal in mid-1600s. Two of the coin-clumps are permanently ensconced in museums—one in the Smithsonian and one in the Arthur C. Clarke archives (“Clarkives”) in Taunton, England. A third clump was recently featured on the TV show Pawn Stars. All the rest of the clumps were broken up and the coins have been marketed since 1992, when they were acquired by famous treasure hunter Carl Fismer, who then teamed up with video producer Robert Lewis Knecht to travel to Sri Lanka and record the story again from Clarke himself. Arthur C. Clarke died in 2008, but not before diving one more time with Fismer and Knecht.

Merestein, sunk in 1702 off South Africa

This Dutch East Indiaman was outbound when she tried to put into Saldanha Bay to alleviate rampant scurvy on board the ship. On April 3, 1702, she hit reefs on the southwest point of Jutten Island and within hours was smashed to pieces. Only 99 of the 200 people aboard the Merestein survived. On board the Merestein were several chests of silver coins for trade in the East Indies and for which immediate salvage plans were undertaken. But Jutten Island is no easy dive, and all attempts were abandoned until modern times. The wreck was rediscovered and salvaged in the early 1970s, yielding almost exclusively Dutch silver ducatoons from the 1600s. The number of coins found in the 1970s was around 15,000 and is believed to be nowhere near all of the treasure that was lost. Thousands more coins and artifacts were recovered by the salvage company Sealit in the 1990s.

Association, sunk in 1707 off the Scilly Isles, southwest of England

The sinking of this ship and four others in a fleet of 21 returning from the Mediterranean was one of the worst British naval disasters of all time. The Association sank on October 22 under stormy conditions after what can only be described as guesswork navigation that led the ships straight onto the rocks of the Scilly Isles, where as


many as 2,000 sailors lost their lives as a result. The admiral of the fleet, Sir Cloudisley Shovell, whose ten chests of personal wealth (in addition to several others) were rumored to be aboard the Association, was one of the casualties of the sinking, although legend has it he reached shore alive, only to be murdered there by a local woman for a ring on his finger. The wrecksite was located in 1967 by British Navy divers, touching off a frenzy of activity on the site for years to come. Cannons and a few coins were raised in the 1960s, but it was not till 1973 that a significant amount of coins were found (8,000 in that year alone). These coins, mostly British silver and gold but also many Spanish and Spanish-American silver cobs, were sold at auction beginning in 1969 and into the early 1970s. The cobs presented an eclectic mix, mostly 8 reales from the 1650s forward (even a “Royal” presentation issue from 1676), but from nearly all mints (especially Lima and Potosí), some even left in as-found conglomerate form combined with British coins. It is interesting to note that parts of this wreck, like others in the area, were flattened hard to the muddy sea floor by huge boulders that still roll around with the currents, making for dangerous and difficult salvage.

Salvage commenced soon afterward and lasted for several years. Nearly half of the vast treasure (at least the registered part) was recovered and kept in a nearby storehouse. In 1716, a flotilla of British freebooters under Henry Jennings raided the storehouse and carried off some 350,000 pesos of the treasure to Jamaica. The Spaniards, however, resumed operations until they could salvage no more and quit in 1719. The rest of the treasure remained on the ocean floor until our time. Modern salvage on the 1715 Fleet began in the late 1950s, when local resident Kip Wagner found a piece of eight on the beach after a hurricane and decided to pursue the source. With the help of a 1774 chart and an army-surplus metal detector, he located the original Spanish salvage camp and unearthed coins and artifacts. Then, using a rented airplane to spot the underwater wrecksite from the air and check the location again by boat, Kip found the source of the coins and soon formed a team of divers and associates backed by a salvage permit from the State of Florida. All of this took place over a period of years before it evolved into the Real Eight Company, whose ranks later included such luminaries as Robert Marx and the flamboyant Mel Fisher. The Fisher family still sub-leases the sites to hopeful salvagers today. The vast treasures yielded by the 1715 Fleet in our time fall into nearly every category, from coins to jewelry, precious stones to cannons, religious artifacts to Chinese porcelains. The 1715 Fleet remains the world’s largest source for New World gold cobs, while the silver cobs recovered number in the hundreds of thousands. Promotions of the coins by Real Eight and others have spanned the decades, in addition to significant auctions by Henry Christensen (1964); Parke-Bernet Galleries (1967) and Sotheby Parke Bernet (1973); the Schulman Coin and Mint (1972 and 1974); Bowers and Ruddy Galleries (1977); and even the U.S. Customs Service (2003). Despite a wealth of publications pertaining to the 1715 Fleet with names of the ships and the known locations of some of the wrecks, there is no universal agreement as to the identity of the vessel at each wrecksite. In many cases, in fact, it is possible that separate wrecksites represent different parts of the same ship. As a result, salvagers over the decades have resorted to nicknames for the sites based on landmarks, local individuals, and even features from the wrecks themselves, such as (from north to south): “Pines” (Sebastian), “Cabin” (Wabasso), “Cannon” (Wabasso), “Corrigans” (Vero Beach), “Rio Mar” (Vero Beach), “Sandy Point” (Vero Beach), “Wedge” (Fort Pierce), and “Colored Beach” (Fort Pierce). Regardless of the exact site of origin, a great majority of the coins and artifacts are sold simply as “1715 Fleet.”

Feversham, sunk in 1711 off Nova Scotia, Canada

The Feversham was on its way north with three other ships from New York to Quebec with provisions and cash to assist a British campaign against the French when all four ships sank on and around Scatarie Island off Cape Breton in a storm on October 7, 1711. About 100 people died in the disaster, while the remaining 49 survivors were able to bribe a passing French fisherman to take them to New York for 200 pounds. Apparently no one—British or French—was able to salvage anything from the wreck in its time. In 1968 the wrecksite of the Feversham was rediscovered by a group of divers led by famous Canadian salvager, Alex Storm, whose recoveries were sold privately to a “highly-reputable Canadian institution” in 1972. In the mid-1980s the Feversham was salvaged again by a new group of divers. The Feversham’s numismatic yield was small in comparison with Spanish galleon treasures, but quite important as a cross-section of coinage in circulation in New York at the time. Mostly it was Spanish American silver cobs and Massachusetts Bay Colony shillings, many of the former with rare, weightadjustment plugs to bring them up to standard. A small group of gold cobs—almost entirely Bogotá 2 escudos, virtually identical to those from the Spanish 1715 Fleet—was found in later salvage efforts. An abundance of auctions offered these coins from 1989 through 1999.

1715 Fleet, east coast of Florida

The Spanish 1715-Fleet disaster was probably the greatest to befall any of the Spanish treasure fleets in terms of casualties and money, with reports of a loss of 14 million pesos (plus an equal or greater amount in contraband) and as many as 1,000 or more lives. It was a typical case of overloaded Spanish galleons foundering in a hurricane after delayed departure. In effect the 1715 Fleet was a combination of two fleets: the Nueva España (New Spain, i.e., Mexico) Fleet from Mexico and the Tierra Firme (Mainland) Fleet from South America, some 12 or 13 ships in all. Encountering a hurricane on July 30, all the ships were driven shoreward and destroyed except for a lone vessel, the tag-along French ship Grifón, which sailed onward without incident. Hundreds of the crew and passengers lost their lives while other hundreds of survivors improvised a camp on shore to await aid from the Spanish fort at St. Augustine, to which a party was sent.

Whydah, sunk in 1717 off Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Flagship of the notorious pirate Sam Bellamy, the Whydah sank in a storm on April 26 with the loss of all hands (including Bellamy himself) except for two. Found in 1984 and subsequently salvaged by Barry Clifford, the Whydah is widely recognized as the first identifiable pirate ship ever to be salvaged. There is now a museum dedicated to the ship on Cape Cod that houses all the salvaged finds from the Whydah, but before that opened, various cobs (silver and gold) and other coins from the Whydah would enter the market via local dealers, who presumably got them from lucky beachcombers and from the families of people who obtained the coins long ago. Today it is nearly impossible to acquire a coin from the Whydah.

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The first and arguably most famous of the wrecks of the 1733 Fleet to be located in modern times was the capitana El Rubí, which was discovered in 1948 and salvaged principally in the 1950s by Art McKee, whose Sunken Treasure Museum on Plantation Key housed his finds for all to see. Unfortunately throughout the next several decades the wrecksites in the Keys became a virtual free-forall, with many disputes and confrontations, until the government created the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary in 1990. The removal of artifacts from any of the sites is prohibited today. In contrast to the 1715 Fleet, and because of the extensive Spanish salvage in the 1730s, the finds by modern divers have been modest, especially in gold coins, of which there are far more fakes on the market than genuine specimens. Nevertheless, the 1733 Fleet has been a significant source for some of the rare Mexican milled “pillar dollars” of 1732-1733 as well as the transitional “klippe”-type coins of 1733.

“Ca Mau wreck,” sunk ca. 1723-35 off Ca Mau Island, Vietnam

This unidentified Chinese wreck in the South China Sea yielded thousands of Ch’ing Dynasty export porcelain manufactured under the Emperor K’ang Hsi. The finds were first offered at auction by Christie’s in 1998, but anonymously; more recently the government of Vietnam has auctioned off a major portion of the porcelains. These porcelains are quite popular among collectors of Spanish Fleet items because they are identical to the K’ang Hsi material from the Florida wrecks of 1715 and 1733.

Slot ter Hooge, sunk in 1724 off Porto Santo, Madeira Islands

This East Indiaman, whose Dutch name means “Castle of Hooge” (a place in modern-day Belgium), was outbound to Batavia (Jakarta) with a load of three tons of silver ingots (15 chests) plus four chests of silver coins, three of which contained nothing but Mexican cobs. Blown off course by a storm, the Slot ter Hooge wrecked on November 19 off Porto Santo Island in the Madeira Islands (northwest of Africa), to the demise of some 221 people on board (only 33 survived). More than half the treasure was salvaged over the next ten years by the famous English inventor John Lethbridge, but the rest was forgotten until our time. In 1974 the wreck was rediscovered by the well-known salvager Robert Sténuit, who recovered many silver ingots and coins, mostly Dutch ducatoons but also some Mexican 8-reales cobs.

Vliegenthart, sunk in 1735 off Zeeland, the Netherlands

The East Indiaman Vliegenthart (“Flying Hart” in Dutch) had just departed Rammekens for the East Indies when the deadly combination of a northeast gale, a spring tide and pilot error sent her into a sand bank behind her sister-ship Anna Catharina. The latter ship broke apart in the storm while the Vliegenthart, damaged and firing her cannons in distress, slipped off the bank and sank in 10 fathoms of water. All hands on both ships were lost. Contemporaneous salvage under contract with the Dutch East India Company was unsuccessful, but it provided a piece of evidence, a secret map, that emerged from obscurity in 1977. Stemming from that, divers employed by the former London attorney Rex Cowan discovered the wreck in 1981, and in 1983 they found their first coins, one of three chests of Mexican silver and Dutch gold coins (totaling 67,000 guilders or dollar-sized units) for the East India trade aboard the Vliegenthart. The second chest was smashed on the seabed and its contents partially salvaged, while the third chest, intact like the first, came up in 1992. The divers also recovered several smaller boxes of large Dutch silver coins known as “ducatoons,” illegally exported and therefore contraband. Among the silver coins found were thousands of Mexican cobs, predominantly 8 reales, many with clear dates in the early 1730s and in excellent condition.

Le Chameau, sunk in 1725 off Nova Scotia, Canada

This French man-of-war was attempting to reach Louisburg harbor with a consignment of troops and coins for the French colony when a storm sent her onto the rocks of Cape Breton instead, killing all on board. The main wrecksite was never found until 1961, when Alex Storm spotted cannons on the seabed and led a successful salvage expedition on the site in 1965, yielding many French silver ecus and gold Louis d’ors. The Chameau has been salvaged more recently as well.

1733 Fleet, Florida Keys

Much like the 1715-Fleet disaster, the 1733 Fleet was an entire Spanish convoy lost in a hurricane off Florida. However, due to the lesser severity of the 1733 hurricane, which struck the fleet on July 15, and the shallowness of the wrecksites in the Keys, there were many survivors, and four ships remained in good enough condition to be refloated and sent back to Havana. A highly successful salvage effort by the Spanish yielded even more than the 12 million pesos of precious cargo listed on the Fleet’s manifest (thanks to the usual contraband). The wrecks themselves are spread across 80 miles, from north of Key Largo down to south of Duck Key, and include the following galleons (note there is not universal agreement as to which wrecksite pertains to each galleon, and each name is a contemporaneous abbreviation or nickname): El Pópulo, El Infante, San José, El Rubí (the capitana), Chávez, Herrera, Tres Puentes, San Pedro, El Terri (also spelled Lerri or Herri), San Francisco, El Gallo Indiano (the almiranta), Las Angustias, El Sueco de Arizón, San Fernando, and San Ignacio. This last ship, San Ignacio, is believed to be the source of many silver coins (and even some gold coins) found in a reef area off Deer Key known as “Coffins Patch,” the south-westernmost of all the 1733-Fleet wrecksites. In addition, many other related sites are known, mostly the wrecks of tag-along ships that accompanied the fleet proper.

Rooswijk, sunk in 1739 off southeast England

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Off the southeastern tip of England, just north of the Straits of Dover, the sea hides a m o s t u nu s u a l feature known as the Goodwin Sands, where sandbanks appear and disappear unpredictably and move with the tides. Many ships over the centuries have sunk here and silted over, and occasionally one of the wrecks will surface and be discovered. Such is the case with the Rooswijk, a Dutch East Indiaman that foundered on the Goodwin Sands in a storm on December 19, 1739 (by the calendar in use by the British at the time), with all hands and 30 chests of treasure, virtually gone without a trace.


By chance in December 2004, the sands that had swallowed the wreck of the Rooswijk parted and allowed diver Ken Welling to retrieve two complete chests and hundreds of silver bars. Operating in secrecy, salvage continued in 2005 under the direction of Rex Cowan (in agreement with the Dutch and British governments) and is ongoing today. So far, several hundred Mexican silver cobs of the 1720s and early 1730s and transitional “klippes” of 1733-1734, as well as many more hundreds of “pillar dollars” and a smattering of cobs from other mints, have hit the market from this wreck, mostly through auction.

various auctions and private offerings ever since. A great majority of the coins from this wreck are Mexican pillar dollars in excellent condition, but there were also a few hundred New World silver cobs, including Guatemala cobs, which are rarely seen from shipwrecks.

Nuestra Señora de la Luz, sunk in 1752 off Montevideo, Uruguay

Actually a Portuguese vessel leased by the Spanish, the Luz left Buenos Aires in the summer of 1752 with a load of money bound for Spain and had just stopped in Montevideo for provisioning when a strong storm swept her into the coastline, spreading wreckage over a wide area and killing all on board. While over 90% of the treasure was recovered soon afterward, the powder-hold was never found, and as it turns out, that is where some 200,000 pesos (according to later reports) of contraband had been stored. In April 1992, divers working under Rubén Collado began to recover gold coins on a wrecksite in the Río de la Plata, and soon it became clear the wreck in question had to be from 1751 or 1752, as none of the coins was dated later than 1751. The finds, which were split with the Uruguayan government and then sold at auction in New York and Montevideo, consisted of mostly milled (bust-type) 8 escudos from the new mint at Santiago, Chile. Also in these auctions were 95 gold cobs and 353 silver cobs, the former mostly Lima 8 and 4 escudos (but also some Bogotá 2 escudos), and the latter mostly 8 and 4 reales from Potosí (with several more gold and silver cob sold privately). The gold is pristine, but the silver coins all show at least moderate corrosion.

Hollandia, sunk in 1743 off the Scilly Isles, southwest of England

Blown off course on her way to the East Indies, the Hollandia struck Gunner Rock and sank in about 110 feet of water about 1½ miles east of it on July 13, 1743. There were no survivors. The first sign of the wreck came in 1971, when divers under Rex Cowan located the wrecksite and within a couple years salvaged more than 35,000 silver coins among the nearly 130,000 guilders (dollar-sized units) recorded to be on board the Hollandia. A great majority of the coins were Mexican “pillar dollars,” but there were also some silver cobs, including the scarce Mexican transitional “klippes” of 1733-1734 and a few Guatemala cobs, in mixed condition.

Princess Louisa, sunk in 1743 off the Cape Verde Islands, west of Africa

Laden with 20 chests (69,760 ounces) of Spanish silver, the East Indiaman Princess Louisa fell victim to surprise currents and inaccurate charts and struck a reef and sank off Isla de Maio in the early morning hours of April 18. Forty-two of the 116 people aboard floated to safety on the nearby island, but nothing on the ship could be saved. Contemporaneous salvage never came to fruition. In 1998 and 1999 the wrecksite was located and salvaged by the Arqueonautas firm, whose finds from this wreck have been largely marketed by a Houston coin and jewelry dealer ever since, although some coins were also sold at auction in 2000-2001. Most of the coins were New World silver cobs from all the mints that were operating in the early 1700s (including rare Bogotá cobs), predominantly minors (smaller than 8 reales), in average condition, with quite a few preserved in as-found multiple-coin clusters.

Geldermalsen (“Nanking Cargo”), sunk in 1752 in the South China Sea

The Geldermalsen was a Dutch East India Company ship returning to Amsterdam with a cargo of over 160,000 porcelains and 145 gold ingots (in addition to tea and textiles) when she hit a reef and sank on January 3, 1752. In 1985 the wreck was found by Michael Hatcher, and the salvaged material was sold at auction by Christie’s Amsterdam in 1986 as the famous “Nanking Cargo.”

Bredenhof, sunk in 1753 off Mozambique

The Bredenhof was a Dutch East Indiaman headed to India with 14 barrels of copper “duits” (penny-like coins), 29 chests of silver bars, and one chest of gold ducats. On June 6, 1753, about 13 miles from the eastern coast of Africa and 120 miles south of the Portuguese settlement of Mozambique, the Bredenhof found herself in difficult currents and struck a reef. Amazingly, among the first items jettisoned to try to raise the ship off the reef were some of the chests of silver bars! The gold was taken by the ship’s officers, some of whom survived the trip to Mozambique, but the silver bars and copper coins were lost until modern times, despite salvage attempts in the 1750s. In 1986 divers with the salvage company Sealit found the wreck and recovered hundreds of silver ingots and hundreds of thousands of copper coins, all sold at auction by Christie’s Amsterdam that same year.

Reijgersdaal, sunk in 1747 off South Africa

More popularly known in the U.S. as Reygersdahl, this typical East Indiaman was carrying eight chests of silver coins (nearly 30,000 coins) when she sank on October 25, 1747, between Robben and Dassen Islands. After four-and-a-half months at sea, the crew had anchored there to fetch rock rabbits (“dassies,” for which Dassen Island was named) and other fresh food to relieve massive illness on board the ship, on which some 125 had died and 83 were incapacitated out of 297 people; but in the face of a gale, the anchorline snapped and the ship foundered on the rocks. Only 20 survived the sinking, and only one incomplete chest of coins was recovered. The area was deemed too dangerous to attempt further salvage. Beginning in 1979, modern salvage on the wreck by the salvage company Sealit yielded thousands of coins (as many as 15,000 by the early 1980s, when protective legislation was enacted in South Africa), mostly in near pristine condition, which have been sold in

Tilbury, sunk in 1757 off Nova Scotia, Canada

In an expedition against the French fortress at Louisbourg, the Tilbury was one of four ships (in a fleet of twenty) that were carrying a total of 34 chests of silver coins when the fleet encountered a hurricane off the southeast coast of Cape Breton. The Tilbury and

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one of the non-coin-bearing ships, the smaller sloop Ferret, sank in the middle of the night on September 25, 1757. Two hundred eighty of the 400 men on board the Tilbury survived to become French prisoners; the other ship and its crew were lost without a trace. Famous diver and author Alex Storm (with Adrian Richards) located the bow section of the Tilbury in 1969 on a stretch of coastline known, appropriately enough, as “Tilbury Rocks,” where until the 1980s there was even a cannon from the wreck lying on shore for all to see. In 1986 divers Pierre LeClerc and Gilles Brisebois found what is believed to be the midsection of the ship farther offshore, and these divers recovered several hundred coins, many of which were auctioned in 1989. Most of the coins were silver pillar dollars, but there were also several silver cobs and even at least one gold cob among the finds. The missing stern section of the ship, where the bulk of the treasure was stored, is still to be found.

Halsewell, sunk in 1786 off Dorset, England

A British East Indiaman outbound to India, the Halsewell hit bad weather in the English Channel and was blown onto the cliffs on the Dorset coast. She was battered to pieces as minority survivors scrambled into caves and up the cliffs. Local dive teams have salvaged coins and small artifacts from the Halsewell in recent years, but not in any significant quantities.

Hartwell, sunk in 1787 off the Cape Verde Islands, west of Africa

On her maiden voyage to China, the British East Indiaman Hartwell was heavily laden with silver when the crew mutinied. After quelling the fight, the captain headed to the Cape Verde Islands to offload the mutineers. Exhausted from the mutiny, the weary sailors ran the ship into a reef off the Island of Boavista, losing the ship entirely. Fortunately all hands were saved. Salvage by the British East India Company 1788-1791 yielded nearly half of the approximately 200,000 ounces of silver cargo on board the Hartwell. Pirates at the time recovered another 40,000 coins. The wrecksite was found again and salvaged by Afrimar in 1994-1996 and by Arqueonautas in 1996-1999, providing the market with Spanish colonial bust-type 8 reales in generally poor condition.

Auguste, sunk in 1761 off Nova Scotia, Canada

After the end of the Seven Years’ War between England and France in 1759, French officers and aristocrats in Canada were sent from Quebec back to France in ships such as the Auguste. In stormy conditions and damaged by fire, the Auguste struck a sand bar on November 15 and subsequently sank in Aspy Bay off Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. Only seven of the 121 on board survived, and the wealth of the passengers was lost until our time. To date, well over a thousand coins of various nationalities have been found, along with many important artifacts.

Piedmont (“Lyme Bay wreck”), sunk in 1795 in Lyme Bay, south of England

Nicobar, sunk in 1783 off South Africa

One of a huge fleet of 300 ships on their way to the West Indies to suppress a French uprising, the Piedmont was forced into Lyme Bay during a hurricane on November 18, 1795, that scattered and sank the ships of the fleet all along the Dorset coast. The Piedmont and five other ships (Aeolus, Catherine, Golden Grove, Thomas and Venus) broke apart on Chesil Beach and came to be known collectively as the “Lyme Bay wrecks.” An estimated 1,000 men lost their lives in the disaster, including well over a hundred from the Piedmont alone. In the early 1980s, the wrecks were salvaged by divers Selwyn Williams and Les and Julia C. Kent, who discovered many silver cobs of the late 1600s on the wrecksite of the Piedmont. It is presumed that the coins had been captured or recovered from a seventeenth-century wreck and stored in the vaults of the Bank of England for about a century before being transported and subsequently lost again. These coins are usually recognizable by their uniformly dark-gray color, a bit sea-worn but not overly corroded. A significant group of extremely rare Colombian silver cobs from the Piedmont (but not identified as such) was offered at auction in 1995.

One of very few famous shipwrecks of the Danish East India Company, the Nicobar was outbound to India with a load of copper plates from Sweden that were actually a form of coins, inasmuch as each one bore a date, denomination and mintmark, along with the monogram of the king or queen. Demonetized in 1771, the copper “plate money” became more like ingots, with trade value at the current rate for pure copper. But the Nicobar never reached its destination: After stopping at False Bay to replenish supplies and offload sick crew, the ship left again on July 10, 1783, and ran aground in a storm that night. The wreck was rediscovered in 1987 by local fishermen, who salvaged some 3,000 copper plates, the bulk of which were sold by Ponterio & Associates in California.

Cazador, sunk in 1784 off New Orleans, Louisiana

The Cazador was a Spanish brig of war headed from Vera Cruz, Mexico, to New Orleans under the direction of Captain Gabriel de Campos y Piñeda. Her cargo of some 450,000 pesos of newly minted silver coins was meant to stabilize the fragile economy in the Spanish possession of Louisiana, which had suffered from the use of French paper currency. The fact that the coins never arrived probably hastened the decision to cede the colony to Napoleon in 1800, soon after which Louisiana was sold to the fledgling United States of America for $15 million. Nobody knows how the Cazador was lost, and no evidence of the ship was found until 1993, when a fishing crew led by Captain Jerry Murphy snagged their net on something about 50 miles south of New Orleans in the Gulf of Mexico. When the net was brought up, it spilled out hundreds of silver coins onto the deck of Jerry’s boat, aptly named Mistake. Shortly thereafter, the fishermen obtained the rights to the find and began recoveries under the name of Grumpy Inc.

Lady Burgess, sunk in 1806 off the Cape Verde Islands, west of Africa

An outbound British East Indiaman with a cargo of general merchandise, the Lady Burgess found herself separated from her fleet and hit a reef in the Cape Verde Islands on April 20, 1806. In the ensuing chaos, 52 of the 180 people on board the ship perished. Inasmuch as she was not a treasure ship, the Lady Burgess was not salvaged in her own time and was therefore untouched when the salvage company Arqueonautas located her remains in 1999 and recovered a modicum of Spanish silver bust-type 8 reales and British gold guineas that had been among private specie on board the ship.

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a notable San Francisco journalist; the commanding general of the Department of the Pacific; and a brothel owner with seven young ladies. Its cargo during that voyage included many newly minted San Francisco double eagles. Another safe aboard contained jewelry, gold coins and gold bars. Despite numerous salvage efforts, its cargo was lost until the 1990s when Deep Sea Research brought up 1,200 gold coins, with more still yet to be found.

HMS Athenienne, sunk in 1806 off Sicily

The British Naval ship Athenienne was traveling from Gibraltar to Malta when she suddenly struck the fabled “Esquerques” reef some 80 miles from Sicily (Italy) and sank on October 20, 1806. Over a hundred survivors made it to Sicily in longboats, but many more hundreds perished in the wreck. Modern salvage of the Athenienne in the 1970s produced about 4,000 Spanish colonial silver bust-type 8 reales (about 10 per cent of the total believed to be on board), of which only about 500 were more than just featureless slivers.

S.S. Republic, sunk in 1865 in deep water off Savannah, Georgia

Originally christened the Tennessee (which is how she was identified in our time), the sidewheel steamer Republic was carrying some $400,000 in specie from New York to New Orleans when she sank in a hurricane about 100 miles offshore on October 25, 1865. One of many deep targets located by the salvage company Odyssey, the site of the Republic was salvaged by submersible craft beginning in 2003. In addition to gold and silver coins of the Civil War-era United States, Odyssey found the ship’s bell with part of the name Tennessee, confirming the ship’s identity and launching a massive, ongoing promotional campaign for coins and artifacts from the wreck.

Admiral Gardner, sunk in 1809 off the southeast coast of England

Along with her sister-ship Britannia, the English East Indiaman Admiral Gardner was outbound with an immense cargo (48 tons!) of copper coins for circulation in India when both ships sank in a storm on the Goodwin Sands on January 24, 1809. Ten lives were lost, as was all the cargo. The coins were recovered in modern times, literally a million of them packed in wax inside wooden barrels.

S.S. New York, sunk in 1846 off New Orleans

The S.S. New York was a side-wheel steamer on a weekly shuttle from Galveston, Texas, to New Orleans, Louisiana, when on September 7, 1846, she found herself in the midst of a hurricane and was unable to stay afloat and sank with 17 souls, the remaining 36 on board being rescued by the S.S. Galveston. According to reports, some $30,000-$40,000 worth of US gold and silver coins and banknotes were lost in the wreck, many of the US coins being early products of the southern branch mints of Charlotte (NC), Dahlonega (GA) and New Orleans (LA). At the time, however, reports of the war against Mexico over Texas statehood took precedence, and the wreck of the New York was all but forgotten. In the 1990s, however, an astute oil field worker was able to find the shipwreck based on fishermen’s reports of a known “snag” in a certain area of the Gulf of Mexico. In 2007 the wreck was salvaged in a full-scale operation that yielded thousands of gold and silver coins in excellent condition. Many of the finds were first offered at auction by Stack’s in 2008.

Douro, sunk in 1882 off Cape Finisterre, Spain

The British Royal Mail Steamer Douro was en route to England from Portugal when she collided with the Spanish steamship Yrurac Bat and sank in the early morning hours of April 2, 1882, in deep water off the northwest coast of Spain. All but six people on board survived, but the ship and its cargo of tens of thousands of gold coins were a total loss. The wreck was found and salvaged in 1995 by Sverker Hallstrom and Nigel Pickford using a remote-operated vehicle (ROV) at a depth of 1,500 feet. The cargo of gold coins, mostly British sovereigns was sold at auction by Spink (London) in 1996. S.S. Camberwell, sunk in 1917 off the Isle of Wight, England The Camberwell was one of many cargo ships to ply the England-to-India route during World War I and end up on the bottom of the ocean. The vessel sank on May 18, 1917 off the Isle of Wight after striking a German mine, with a loss of seven sailors. The ship’s India-bound cargo consisted of wine, champagne, perfume, pre-paid postcards and unsigned 10-rupees banknotes. Surprisingly, the paper postcards and banknotes survived water immersion and were recovered by salvage diver Martin Woodward.

S.S. Central America, sunk in 1857 in deep water off North Carolina

Sunk in a hurricane on September 12, 1857, the mail steamer Central America took with her more than 400 lives and over three tons of gold. The wreck lay undisturbed until 1986, when Tommy Thompson and his Columbus-America Discovery Group located the ship in 8500 feet of water. After 10 years of legal struggles, the salvagers were awarded about 92 percent of the treasure, with most of the rest going to insurance companies who had paid the claim when the ship sank. Widely touted as the greatest treasure ever found, the gold from the Central America has been very heavily promoted and cleverly marketed.

S.S. Brother Jonathan, sunk in 1865 off Crescent City, California

The S.S. Brother Jonathan was a sidewheeler ship that plied the waters of the West Coast, ranging from Central America to Oregon. On July 30, 1865, the ship struck a rock just outside of Crescent City, California, and sank in 45 minutes. Of the 244 passengers and crew aboard, only 19 people survived. Those lost included the newly appointed superintendent of a proposed U.S. Mint in Dalles, Oregon;

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Andrea Doria, sunk in 1956 off Massachusetts On the night of July 25, 1956, the New York-bound Italian luxury liner Andrea Doria collided with the Stockholm, a Swedish American Line passenger liner, while travelling through heavy fog. The Stockholm’s bow penetrated the Andrea Doria’s starboard side, leaving a gaping hole in the Andrea Doria yet allowing the Stockholm to remain afloat. Safety measures kept the Andrea Doria from sinking for eleven hours, long enough for the survivors to evacuate. Altogether 46 people aboard the Andrea Doria and six crewmembers aboard the Stockholm were killed. The wreck was well documented with divers visiting it only a day after sinking. In 1981, a salvage group led by department store heir Peter Gimbel recovered the first-class bank safe and opened it in 1984. American silver certificates and Italian lira were found inside, then conserved and encapsulated by PCGS Currency. Numerous artifacts including china and silverware have also been recovered and appear on the market frequently.


Gold Cobs Mexico City, Mexico

3. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 escudos, (1714)J, “GRAT” variety, NGC MS 62, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on label).

1. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 escudos, 1713J, NGC MS 64, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on label). S-M30; KM-57.1; CT-106. 27.13

grams. Oval-shaped flan with nearly full shield and cross, very bold

full oXMJ, clear date with only the top of the 3 off the flan, typically beveled edges (as made), nice color indicative of its choice grade (tied with five others for second finest at NGC behind a single MS 66). From the 1715 Fleet. NGC #4494741-001. Estimate: $12,500-up.

S-M30; KM-57.2; CT-107. 26.88 grams. Choice and well-centered full cross and (slightly doubled) shield and nearly full crown, full oMJ, clear denomination (with diagnostic error IIIV/VIII) and (GR)AT in legend, nice gold color with faint traces of orange in crevices. From the 1715 Fleet, pedigreed to the Stack’s Bowers & Ponterio auction of January 2012 (lot #902). NGC #3356203-002. Estimate: $7,000-$10,000.

4. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 escudos, 1714J, NGC MS 2. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 escudos, (1714)J, “GRAT” 61, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on label). S-M30; KM-57.2; CT-108.

variety, NGC MS 64, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on label).

Round flan of nearly uniform thickness with just a couple small bevels on edge, choice full shield and cross (both finely detailed, with faint light doubling), bold full “GRAT” where date normally appears, hints of toning in crevices, rich gold color, tied with one other for second finest at NGC for this variety (this being the only one without visible date). From the 1715 Fleet. NGC #4484639-002. Estimate: $7,500-$11,000.

S-M30; KM-57.2; CT-107. 26.99 grams.

26.96 grams. Good full cross-and-tressure, full shield and crown, full date 1714 outside full oMJ, light yellow gold with somewhat “crispy” texture. From the 1715 Fleet, pedigreed to the Heritage auction of January 2012 (lot #24676). NGC #3450611-002. Estimate: $7,500-$11,000.

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5. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 escudos, 1715J, special planchet and strike, NGC MS 64, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on

label), finest graded by NGC, ex-Real Eight (Schulman, 1972), López-Chaves and Yriarte Plate Coin. S-M30; KM-57.2; CT-109.

26.93 grams. While the concept of round presentation coins from the Spanish colonial mints was of course known, credit for calling them “Royals” in the sense of being made for the king has generally gone to the New York auction house of Schulman and the offering of the Real Eight Company’s finds from the 1715 Fleet, which included several gold Royals in a handful of auctions. Case in point is the present specimen, which was advertised in the 1972 Schulman catalog as “Philip’s Own 1715 ‘Royal’,” with lot description as follows: “Magnificent 8 Escudos 1715 oMJ. Value is written VIIIIII. Fully struck round, on a somewhat concave planchet, therefore part of the planchet did not reach the diestamp... No 1715 round perfect 8 Escudos ever on the market. Gem Abt. Unc. Reserve on this coin is $7,000.” The Schulman estimate was $14,000-$17,500, and the hammer price was $7,000 (the equivalent buying power of about $42,000 today). In the same sale, a 1702 8E Royal received a headline (caps in original) of “A COIN NOT STRUCK FOR THE PUBLIC, BUT FOR THE KING ONLY,” followed by another 1702 piece with the notation “It is not strange that a few ROYALS of the same date are found as it was assumed the King desired more than one of such pieces.” While obviously over the top, all this bombast has had a single ring of truth through the years: Gold Royals are exceedingly rare and valuable. For this specific piece, however, there is an important modification: This is not a Royal! True Royal 8E of the date 1715 were subsequently found on the 1715 Fleet, showing fully struck details on perfectly round flans and—most important—with a different reverse that shows “daggers” in the dimples of the tressure (same as for the 1714 Royals), which the present specimen clearly does not have. It is nevertheless much rounder and more complete than practically all of the “non-Royal” 1715 8E known, and to our knowledge it is the finest known graded by NGC, with choice full shield and crown, date, oMJ and denomination (the last-mentioned item indeed slightly doubled to appear as “VIIIIII” like Schulman noted), yet with incomplete legends and some doubling and flatness on the reverse (the crossand-tressure still complete and well centered). In sum, this is a special coin—not a Royal, but still special—and surely had some reason to be unlike every other “normal” cob... we just don’t know the reason. From the 1715 Fleet, pedigreed to the Real Eight Co. offering in the Schulman (New York) auction of November 1972 (lot #557), and Plate Coin #284 on page 24 of Catálogo General de la Onza (1968), by Leopoldo LópezChaves and José de Yriarte. NGC #3165497-005. Estimate: $35,000-$50,000.

6. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 escudos, 1715J, NGC AU 58, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on label). S-M30; KM-57.2; CT-109. 26.69 grams. Very bold full shield and oMJ and denomination with full date

and crown in periphery, choice full cross, slightly matte in appearance but much better than most in terms of strike. From the 1715 Fleet. NGC #4351199-001. Estimate: $12,500-$20,000.

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7. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 escudos, 1713J, NGC MS 64, ex-1715

Fleet (designated on label). S-M30; KM-55.1; CT-233. 13.59 grams. Choice deep

strike with muted luster and lovely color, the full cross and shield struck just enough off-center to show a full date in addition to the bold full oXMJ. From the 1715 Fleet. NGC #3347821-001. Estimate: $6,000-$9,000.

8. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 escudos, 1714J, NGC MS 65, tied for finest known in NGC census, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on label). S-M30; KM-55.2; CT-234. 13.5 grams. Incredibly lustrous and sharply detailed, with superb full cross, nearly full date and crown

and shield, full oMJ, clearly a piece that was among the very first strikes for these dies. From the 1715 Fleet. NGC #2062762-023. Estimate: $7,500-$11,000.

9. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 escudos, 1714J, NGC MS 64, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on label). S-M30; KM-55.2; CT-234. 13.60 grams. Excellent full cross-and-tressure (well centered), nearly full (small) crown and shield (slightly doubled) with clear oMJ and denomination IIII, most of date, medium gold color with traces of orange at edge. From the 1715 Fleet. NGC #3704126-001. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

10. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 escudos, 1714J, NGC MS 67, finest known in NGC census, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on tag). S-M30; KM-53.2; CT-350. 6.79 grams. Brightly lustrous and sharply struck all over (in fact the finest of 29 Mint State examples currently in the NGC census and the ONLY MS 67 for the entire type, highly desirable thus), struck a bit off-center but with full date, oMJ, shield and cross-and-tressure. From the 1715 Fleet. NGC #4688770-001. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000.

11. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 escudos,

1714J, NGC MS 64, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on label). S-M30, KM-53.2, CT-350. 6.75 grams. Choice bold date and oMJ, nearly full

crown and shield and cross despite off-center strike, natural edge-split, deep red toning. From the 1715 Fleet. NGC #4828933-001. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

12. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 escudos,

1714J, NGC MS 65, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on label). S-M30, KM-53.2, CT-350.

6.80 grams. Complete date and oMJ, choice full shield and cross, very high grade and hint of red toning, desirable certificate. From the 1715 Fleet, with original Treasure Salvors certificate signed by Rupe Gates, and pedigreed to our Auction #6 (lot #15). NGC #4484639-001. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

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13. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 escudo, Philip V, assayer J, style of 1705-10, NGC AU 50, ex-1715 Fleet. S-M30; KMLustrous Mint State (despite what the slab says), with bold full shield and nearly full cross, broad flan with flat parts near edge, full assayer J. From the 1715 Fleet, pedigreed to our Auction #11, with original lot-tag #15. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

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14. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 escudo, Philip V, assayer J, style of 1705-10, ex-1715 Fleet. S-M30; KM-51.1.

15. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 16. Mexico City, Mexico,

1 escudo, (1711-13)J, mint- cob 1 escudo, (1711-13)J, mark oXM, ex-1715 Fleet. mintmark oM, NGC AU 53, S-M30; KM-51.1. 3.40 grams. Nearly ex-1715 Fleet (designated on full shield and crown and mint- label). S-M30; KM-51.2. 3.42 grams.

3.24 grams. Cute teardrop shape, with bold oXM mintmark and possible 7 of date, lustrous Mint State with hints of red toning. From the 1715 Fleet, pedigreed to the Stack’s Bowers & Ponterio auction of January 2012, with original lot-tag #905. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

mark, off-center cross, AU with slightly raised edge (as made). From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

Bold oMJ, nearly full shield, full cross (off-center), scarcer type with oM mintmark. From the 1715 Fleet. NGC #4825027-001. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

17. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 escudo, 18. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 es- 19. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 escudo,

(1714)J, NGC MS 65, ex-1715 Fleet. cudo, (1714)J, NGC MS 64, ex-1715 (1714)J, ex-1715 Fleet. S-M30, KM-51.2, CT-510. Lustrous Fleet (designated on label). S-M30; 3.41 grams. Choice full shield and crown and cross,

S-M30; KM-51.2; CT-510. 3.36 grams.

and crisply detailed per the grade and type, with most of shield and crown, nice full cross (slightly off-center), PHI- of king’s name in legend. From the 1715 Fleet. NGC #4701989005. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

Choice, wellcentered strike with 100% full shield and cross-and tressure, full oMJ and denomination I, light red toning. From the 1715 Fleet. NGC #4828933-002. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000. KM-51.2; CT-510. 3.39 grams.

perfectly detailed and high grade (Mint State), with light, attractive red toning, desirable certificate. From the 1715 Fleet, with original Treasure Salvors certificate signed by Rupe Gates, and pedigreed to our Auction #6, with original lot-tag #20. Estimate: $1,750-$2,500.

Lima, Peru

20. Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos, 1701H, posthumous Charles II, extremely rare, PCGS MS63, ex-Pullin, ex-1715 Fleet (both designated on label). S-L25; KM-26.2. 26.94 grams. Thick and smallish flan with full and well-centered pillars-and-waves with nearly full crown above, full cross-lions-castles (off-center), muted luster under light toning, king’s name off the flan but inferred from positioning, one of only two specimens known of this date for Charles II, and the only one without overdate 1/0 (and of course the finest and only known specimen in either PCGS or NGC censuses). From the 1715 Fleet, with photo-certificate, pedigreed to the John Pullin collection. PCGS #36269986. Estimate: $20,000-up.

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21. Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos, 1704H, PCGS AU58, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on label). S-L25a; KM-38.1; CT-14. 26.96 grams.

Choice full cross-lions-castles and pillars-and-waves with full crown as top, light weakness or wear on high points, some luster, very light toning in crevices. From the 1715 Fleet, with photo-certificate. PCGS #36269985. Estimate: $10,000-$15,000.

22. Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos, 1708H, ex-1715 Fleet. S-L25a; KM-38.1; CT-

18. 26.93 grams. Bold full details (including legends) with fine orange encrustation in crevices, Mint State with slightly grainy surface on cross side due to rusty die. From the 1715 Fleet, pedigreed to our Auction #15, with original lot-tag #20 and our photocertificate. Estimate: $8,000-$12,000.

23. Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos, 1709M, NGC MS 63, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on label). S-L28; KM-38.1; CT-20. 26.90 grams.

Frosty and bright from luster, choice full cross-lions-castles and pillars-and-waves, smallish flan with truncated legends and crown, tied with one other for finest known in NGC census. From the 1715 Fleet. NGC #3974317-002. Estimate: $15,000-up.

24. Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos, 1709M, ex-1715 Fleet. S-L28; KM-38.1; CT-20. 27.06 grams. Full but slightly doubled pillars-and-waves and crown, nice full cross with large patch

of dark gray encrustation (AU or better), smallish flan. From the 1715 Fleet, pedigreed to our Auction #11, with original lot-tag #19. Estimate: $8,000-$12,000.

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25. Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos, 1710H, NGC MS 63, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on label). S-L25a; KM-38.2; CT-21. 27.00 grams.

Broad flan with choice full interior details and much legend and crown, nicely centered, bright and lustrous and very crisply struck, certainly a contender for a higher grade but tied with one other for finest known in NGC census as it is. From the 1715 Fleet, with photo-certificate. NGC #3915668-003. Estimate: $15,000-$22,500.

26. Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos, 1711M, NGC MS 63, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on label). S-L28; KM-38.2; CT-22. 26.98 grams.

28. Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos, 1711M, NGC AU 58, ex-1715

Fleet (designated on label). S-L28; KM-38.2; CT-22. 26.84 grams. Full cross and pillars (slightly doubled) with full crown above, lustrous and lacking wear or weakness (begs a higher grade). From the 1715 Fleet, pedigreed to our Auction #10, with original lot-tag #8 and Sedwick certificate from 1998. NGC #4829139-002. Estimate: $10,000-$15,000.

Lustrous and sharp, with perfect full cross-lions-castles and choice full pillars with full crown above, lovely gold color, much legend, trivial doubling, variety with cross-side legend starting at 6 o’clock, tied with six others for finest known in NGC census. From the 1715 Fleet, with our photo-certificate, pedigreed to our Auction #15 (lot #23). NGC #4484636-002. Estimate: $15,000-$22,500.

29. Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos, 1711M, PCGS AU details /

27. Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos, 1711M, NGC AU 58, ex-1715

mount removed, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on label). S-L28;

Fleet (designated on label). S-L28; KM-38.2; CT-22. 26.77 grams. Nice

full cross-lions-castles (well centered), full pillars-and-waves (slightly doubled), light wear and lack of luster. From the 1715 Fleet, pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of September 2003, with original lot-tag #392, and to our Auction #9, with original lot-tag #21 and our photo-certificate. NGC #4829139-001. Estimate: $10,000-$15,000.

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Attractively rich gold color, choice strike with perfect centering and no doubling or flatness, also much legend, even some luster, removed from jewelry. From the 1715 Fleet, pedigreed to the Heritage auction of April-May 2012. PCGS #36269918. Estimate: $10,000-$15,000.

KM-38.2; CT-22. 26.80 grams.


30. Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos, 1712M, NGC MS 63, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on label). S-L28; KM-38.2; CT-23. 26.79 grams. Two full dates, bold full crown, full and well-struck pillars and cross (no doubling), somewhat lustrous (albeit slightly grainy) with touch of orange in crevices. From the 1715 Fleet. NGC #3479004-002. Estimate: $15,000-$22,500.

31. Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos, 1713/2M, NGC MS 63, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on label). S-L28; KM-unl (38.2 for Type); CT-24.

26.90 grams. Nice full cross and pillars-and-waves (the latter slightly doubled) with nearly full crown at top, much legend due to good center-

ing and broad flan, lustrous, some slight high-point wear or weakness. From the 1715 Fleet. NGC #4488737-001 (special label). Estimate: $15,000-$22,500.

32. Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos, 1714/3M, very rare, PCGS MS62, ex-Pullin, ex-1715 Fleet (both designated on label). S-L28;

KM-unl (38.2 for Type); CT-unl. 26.88 grams. Broad flan with nearly full legends and crown, lustrous surfaces with dark sediment in crevices, good full cross, pillars side doubled, one of only two graded specimens on record, the other at the same grade at NGC. From the 1715 Fleet, with Cobb Coin Co. (Fisher) photo-certificate and our own photo-certificate, pedigreed to the John Pullin collection. PCGS #36269987. Estimate: $20,000-up.

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33. Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos, 1715M, rare, NGC XF 45, ex-Loosdrecht (1719). S-L28; KM-38.2; CT-27. 26.9 grams. Full pillars-andwaves and cross-lions-castles (off-center), much legend, partial second date in legend, a rare and popular date and one of only two graded by NGC (none in Mint State), pumpkin-orange color on fields. From the Loosdrecht (1719), with certificate. NGC #3888238-014. Estimate: $10,000-up.

36. Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos, 1718M. S-L28; KM-38.2; CT-30. 26.72 grams. Round, compact and evenly thick flan with no legend

34. Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos, 1716M, NGC AU 53. S-L28;

except for bottom half of second date, full inner details, light-yellow AU- with luster. Pedigreed to our Auction #10, with original lot-tag #12. Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

Bright yellow color, good full pillars-andwaves with floral ornament at top, full cross-lions-castles, interesting two-year issue with dots for horizontal lines and sprinkled throughout the design, plus “teardrops” around the points of the cross, which some speculate are a memorial for the loss of the 1715 Fleet. With photocertificate. NGC #3501166-002. Estimate: $6,000-$9,000.

KM-38.2; CT-28. 26.8 grams.

37. Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos, 1725M, Louis I, rare. S-L28a;

26.94 grams. Compact flan with bold full pillars-and-waves and choice

KM-40; CT-1. 26.99 grams. Oblong flan with full cross and pillars (doublestruck), date a bit weak but with the all-important LVDO(VICV)S I clearly visible, XF+ with toning around details, slightly red around edge. Pedigreed to our Auction #22, with original lot-tag #32. Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

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38. Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos, 1734N. S-L29; KM-38.2; CT-49.

35. Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos, 1717M. S-L28; KM-38.2; CT-29.

full cross-lions-castles, light-yellow AU with luster, tiny split in edge, same “teardrops” motif as on the previous lot (dated 1716) but with solid horizontal lines on pillars side, should be popular as the same year of the sinking of the pirate ship Whydah. Estimate: $6,000-$9,000.

27.03 grams. Very bold full cross and pillars, slightly off-center strike, most of king’s name and part of second date, XF+ with light toning all over. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

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39. Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos, 1743/2V, very rare, NGC AU 58. S-L30; KM-unl (38.2 for Type); CT-unl. 26.93 grams. Broad flan with bold

full cross-lions-castles, full pillars-and-waves (slightly doubled) with floral ornament at top, lustrous and light in color, the only graded example known and higher in grade than the non-overdate examples at NGC and PCGS. NGC #4485896-006. Estimate: $6,000-$9,000.

40. Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos, 1743V.

S-L30; KM-38.2; CT-61.

26.58 grams. Oblong flan with bold full pillars and cross, AXF with red

toning around details. Pedigreed to our Auction #9, with original lot-tag #25, with photo-certificate. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000.

41. Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos, 1747V, posthumous Philip

V, rare. S-L30; KM-unl (38.2 for Type); CT-65. 26.81 grams. Choice, bold, and well-centered full cross-lions-castles, full pillars-and-waves with areas of doubling, full cross-shaped ornament at top, XF with light red toning in crevices, bottom point of king’s ordinal V visible below cross, first we have offered. Pedigreed to our Auction #9, with original lot-tag #26. Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

42. Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos, 1750R. S-L31; KM-47; CT-17. 27.12 grams. Full cross-lions-castles with L to left, R to right, and 750 date below, full pillars (slightly off-center) with clear second date, full crown, XF+ with some high-point weakness, toning in crevices, scarce as nonsalvage. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

43. Lima, Peru, cob 4 escudos, 1701H, posthumous Charles II, very rare, NGC MS 64, finest and only example in NGC

census, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on label). S-L25; KM-25; CT-96. 13.51 grams. Superb full (and well-centered) pillars-and-waves and cross,

nearly full crown, light yellow color, totally devoid of wear and choice in strike, the king’s name and ordinal not visible but known by virtue of placement of legend lettering, listed in Tauler (#75) without photo and with zero examples in database. From the 1715 Fleet, and pedigreed to our Auction #22, with original lot-tag #13. NGC #4485215-001. Estimate: $12,500-$20,000.

44. Lima, Peru, cob 4 escudos, 1707H, rare, NGC AU 53, ex-1715 Fleet

(designated on label), Tauler Plate Coin. S-L25a; KM-37; CT-210. 14.43 grams. Deeply

red toned, with choice full cross-lions-castles and pillars with bold full crown above, bold assayer, slightly more worn than most Fleet coins but also an earlier date (and a rare one, too. From the 1715 Fleet, pedigreed to our Auction #9, with original lot-tag #27 and our photo-certificate, Plate Coin #95 in Oro Macuquino (2011), by Rafael Tauler Fesser. NGC #4703654-001. Estimate: $7,000-$10,000.

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45. Lima, Peru, cob 4 escudos, 1712M, NGC AU 55, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on label). S-L28; KM-37; CT-215. 13.4 grams. Choice full pillars-and-waves and cross-lions-castles (both bold) with much legend, some luster and toning around details, clearly Mint State in our opinion. From the 1715 Fleet, pedigreed to our Auction #22, with original lot-tag #26. NGC #4431490-003. Estimate: $7,000-$10,000.

46. Lima, Peru, cob 4 escudos, 1716M, extremely rare, NGC MS 61, finest and only example in NGC census, Tauler Plate

Coin. S-L28; KM-unl (37 for Type); CT-unl. Choice strike and grade (at least MS 62 in our opinion), with superb full cross and pillars, the latter with ornate floral ornament above the denomination and horizontal lines of dots, also with “teardrops� (see lot 34 for explanation) at ends of cross and after ANO in legend, no other specimens known to us. Plate Coin #100a in Oro Macuquino (2011), by Rafael Tauler Fesser, with photo-certificate. NGC #3354513-010. Estimate: $6,000-$9,000.

47. Lima, Peru, cob 4 escudos, 1750R, cross side struck from 8E die, NGC MS 63, ex-Luz (1752). S-L31; KM-A47; CT-93. 13.58 grams. Choice full cross-lions-castles with clear denomination 8 above, full pillars (uneven and slightly doubled) with cross-shaped ornament

at top (bold), small round flan, faint sediment around details. From the Luz (1752). NGC #4826786-001. Estimate: $6,000-$9,000.

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48. Lima, Peru, cob 2 escudos, 1699R, very rare, NGC MS

63, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on label). S-L26; KM-29; CT-127. 6.70

grams. Choice full cross-lions-castles and full pillars-and-waves (slightly

51. Lima, Peru, cob 2 escudos, 1710H, NGC MS 63, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on label). S-L25a; KM-36; CT-304. 6.65 grams. Choice

full cross-lions-castles and pillars-and-waves (nearly full crown), broad flan with much legend including 7 of second date, very lightly red toned. From the 1715 Fleet, with photo-certificate. NGC #3834274-001. Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

doubled) with nearly full crown, full C.II for Charles II, red toning over muted luster, practically no wear at all, and quite rare as the only date of this denomination missing up through 1712 in the State of Florida 1715 Fleet census. From the 1715 Fleet. NGC #4465050-001. Estimate: $6,000-$9,000.

49. Lima, Peru, cob 2 escudos, 1703H, rare, NGC MS 63, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on label). S-L25a; KM-36; CT-298. 6.7

grams. Choice full pillars-and-waves and crown and cross-lions-castles,

with full king’s name PHILIPPVS, bold full REX, no doubling at all, lustrous and lightly toned in some crevices. From the 1715 Fleet, pedigreed to our Auction #12, with original lot-tag #45. NGC #3502977002. Estimate: $6,000-$9,000.

50. Lima, Peru, cob 2 escudos, 1709M, NGC MS 61, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on label). S-L28; KM-36; CT-303. 6.8 grams. Light

red toning with hint of underlying luster, full and well-centered pillars-and-waves (nearly full crown) and cross-lions-castles, clear date (often misread as 1700 since the tail of the 9 merges into the top wave). From the 1715 Fleet, pedigreed to our Auction #17, with original lot-tag #34. NGC #2795080010. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000.

52. Lima, Peru, cob 2 escudos, 1711M, NGC MS 63, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on label). S-L28; KM-36; CT-305. 6.70 grams. Choice

bold details with background luster (and nice yellow color), the pillars and cross both full (but off-center), also with full king’s name and ordinal and choice full crown (actually two crowns, due to doubling only in that location). From the 1715 Fleet. NGC #3582462-002. Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

53. Lima, Peru, cob 2 escudos, 1711M, NGC MS 62, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on label). S-L28; KM-36; CT-305. 6.6 grams. Slightly

oval flan with choice full cross-lions-castles, full pillars-and-waves (slightly off-center) with flaw and encrustation on right pillar. From the 1715 Fleet, with two photo-certificates. NGC #1839254004. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000.

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55. Lima, Peru, cob 1 escudo, 1736N. S-L29; KM-35; CT-468. 3.40 grams.

Broad flan with choice full cross and castle, clear mintmark L and assayer N, weak date that is also somewhat effaced by a drilled hole near the edge, otherwise AU, nicely toned. Pedigreed to our Auction #10, with original lot-tag #18. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

54. Lima, Peru, cob 2 escudos, 1746/4/3(V), unique, NGC AU 55. S-L30; KM-unl (36 for Type); CT-unl. 6.7 grams. Bold full cross

and pillars, the latter with messy but certain final digit (unique as an overdate and the only specimen we know of for the year 1746, notably missing in Tauler), red toning all over. NGC #456370-001. Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

56. Lima, Peru, cob 1 escudo, 1737/6N,

unique, NGC MS 61, Tauler Plate Coin. S-L29; KM-unl (35 for Type); CT-unl. 3.5 grams. Broad flan with

bold full details (slightly off-center), three bold +’s above castle, toning and encrustation in crevices, the overdate clear enough to our eyes but overlooked by both Tauler and NGC. Plate Coin #149a in Oro Macuquino (2011), by Rafael Tauler Fesser. NGC #3735712-004. Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

Cuzco, Peru

57. Cuzco, Peru, cob 2 escudos, 1698M, ex-1715 Fleet. S-CZ1; KM-28; CT-122. 6.73 grams. Small,

oval planchet (“Bogotá cut”) with bold full pillars, double-struck cross, AU/UNC with a couple small, dark stains. From the 1715 Fleet, pedigreed to our Auction #11, with original lot-tag #26. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

Bogotá, Colombia 58. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 4 escudos, 1751, assayer S below mintmark F to left. Restrepo-

M96.6; S-B27a; KM-27; CT-121. 13.47 grams. Full cross (off-center) with bold 175 and bottom part of final 1 of date, full shield with F.S to left and denomination 4 (angled) to right, most of king’s name FERDINANDVS in legend, XF with encrustation in crevices as from unspecified salvage. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

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59. Bogotá (formerly attributed to Cartagena), Colombia, cob 2 escudos, 162(2), posthumous Philip III, no assayer, mintmark SF to left, extremely rare and important first gold issue of the New World, PCGS AU58, ex-Santa Margarita (1622, designated on label). Restrepo-M10.1; S-C5 (under Cartagena); KM-4.3 (under Cartagena); CT-16 (under Cartagena). 6.7 grams. Broad flan with full king’s

name and clear bottom of III ordinal (posthumous issue), bold SF to left of full shield with bold border but weak interior, the full cross also weakly struck (indicative of the provisional nature of this type), as is also the date. When this curious issue was first discovered and attributed to Colombia in the 1980s, experts like Joseph Lasser and Frank Sedwick believed its style was attributable to the Cartagena mint, but more recent research by Jorge Proctor has proven that the SF mintmark is indeed for Santa Fe (Bogotá). What has been clear all along, however, is the fact that this issue represents the very first gold coins made in the New World, pre-dating the Mexico (1679) and Lima (1696) mints by several decades. Of the eight examples known (most of which came from the Santa Margarita), this coin is census specimen #8 (“Sedwick Specimen 2”) in Herman Blanton’s article “1622 Cartagena (Colombia) 2 Escudos, a Revised Census” in the NI Bulletin, Vol. 49, Nos. 7 / 8, July / August 2014, pp. 128-136. It is important to note that until the Eldorado sale (Stack’s Bowers, January 2018), only two specimens have changed hands in the past decade. From the Santa Margarita (1622), with Fisher tag and photo-certificate #178-M-80, plus 2001 appraisal, pedigreed to our Auction #6, with original lot-tag #41. PCGS #36269917. Estimate: $15,000-up.

60. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, Philip IV, assayer not visible (ca. 1635, assayer A), NGC MS 63, ex-”Mesuno Treasure” (designated on label). Restrepo-M50.13; S-B20; KM-4.1. Very compact

and angular flan yet with full and well-detailed cross and shield, also nearly full crown. From the “Mesuno hoard” (ca. 1636). NGC #3392728-002 (edge of slab chipped and coin loose inside). Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

61. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, 1654, assayer R to right, mintmark NR to left, NGC AU 50.

Restrepo-M50.25; S-B21; KM-4.1; CT-176. Choice full cross (slightly off-center) with bold full date, good full shield with clear II (vertical) and R to right, muted luster and high grade (more like MS by today’s standards). NGC #1522741-018. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

62. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, 1655(R), mintmark NR to left. Restrepo-M50.25; S-B21; KM4.1; CT-177. 6.68 grams. Clear

bottom half of digits of date (mis-attributed to 1639 in our Auction #8), full N-dot-R to left of shield (clearly not NRA as for 1639), good full cross, small-flan AU with dark sediment in crevices. Pedigreed to our Auction #8, with original lot-tag #22. Estimate: $1,750-$2,500.

63. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, 1683(G), rare, ex-Santa Fe. Restrepo-M66.12; S-B22a; KM-14.1;

Good full cross with bold date in legend, crude but full shield and crown, mintmark NR to left, lightly toned XF. Pedigreed to the Santa Fe collection (our Auction #10), with original lot-tag #40. Estimate: $1,750-$2,500. CT-148. 6.64 grams.

64. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, 168(?)G. Restrepo-M66.12; S-B22a; KM-14.1; CT-148. 6.67 grams.

Nearly full but partially weak cross with clear 168 of date, full shield with denomination II (vertical) and assayer G to right, XF with black sediment in crevices and minor discoloration here and there. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

65. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, (17)04, no assayer (Arce), posthumous Charles II, NGC MS 62, ex-1715 Fleet “300th Anniversary Find” (designated on label). Restrepo-M66.32;

Broad flan with high luster and the cross and shield partially weak but technically full, full 4 of date and CA- of king’s name, desirable provenance. From the 1715 Fleet “300th Anniversary Find.” NGC #2061919-011. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

S-B24; KM-14.2; CT-7. 6.8 grams.

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66. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, (1)713, no assayer 70. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, Charles II, no assayer

(Arce), NGC MS 62, ex-1715 Fleet “300th Anniversary Find” (designated on label). Restrepo-M66; S-B24; KM-14.2. 6.7 grams. Com-

(Arce), NGC MS 64, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on label).

Restrepo-M66.32; S-B24; KM-14.2; CT-15. 6.72 grams. Full shield (typically oversized) and cross (the latter off-center) with clear bottom of 713 date, attractive yellow color with muted luster. From the 1715 Fleet. NGC #4668586-001 (date not listed on label). Estimate: $2,500$3,750.

67. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, posthumous Charles II, no assayer (Arce), NGC MS 64, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on label). Restrepo-M66.32; S-B24; KM-14.2. 6.85 grams. Broad flan with

pact flan with full cross and shield, flat peripheries, no wear but slightly rough surfaces as struck from rusty dies. From the 1715 Fleet “300th Anniversary Find,” with Queens Jewels LLC tag and photo-certificate #79030. NGC #2061919-025. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

71. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, posthumous Charles II, no assayer (Arce), ex-1715 Fleet. Restrepo-M66.32; S-B24; KM-

good full cross-and-tressure, full and well-detailed shield, nice luster. From the 1715 Fleet. NGC #4488735-005. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

Distinctly octagonal flan (sharply cut) with choice bold cross and shield, Mint State. From the 1715 Fleet, with Fisher tag #GS-856, and pedigreed to our Auction #11, with original lot-tag #51. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

68. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, posthumous Charles II, no assayer (Arce), NGC MS 63, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on label). Restrepo-M66.32; S-B24; KM-14.2. 6.76 grams. Oblong flan with

72. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, posthumous Charles II, no assayer (Arce), ex-1715 Fleet. Restrepo-M66.32; S-B24; KM-

good full cross and shield, nice luster, sharp edges. From the 1715 Fleet. NGC #4488735-006. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

14.2. 6.73 grams. Broad flan with choice full cross and shield, Mint State with traces of encrustation in crevices. From the 1715 Fleet, pedigreed to our Auction #10, with original lot tag #59. Estimate: $1,750-$2,500.

69. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, posthumous Charles

73. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 1 escudo, posthumous Charles II, no assayer (Arce). Restrepo-M64.16; S-B24; KM-13. 3.16 grams. Small flan

II, no assayer (Arce), NGC MS 63, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on label). Restrepo-M66.32; S-B24; KM-14.2. 6.76 grams. Lustrous and attractive despite a natural edge-crack, nearly full cross and shield. From the 1715 Fleet. NGC #4488735-004. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

14.2. 6.78 grams.

(slightly shaved) with full cross and nearly full shield, XF with minor weak spots, interesting provenance. Reportedly found in the waters of Port Royal (Roatan), Honduras. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

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Cartagena, Colombia

74. Cartagena, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, Philip IV, assayer

75. Cartagena, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, Philip IV, assayer

KM-4.6. 6.66 grams. Choice

M52.31; S-C7; KM-4.6. 6.77 grams.

E below mintmark C to right (ca. 1630). Restrepo-M52.12; S-C7;

and lustrous Mint State with excellent full shield and cross, nearly full crown, bold C-E to right, date determined by dots inside and outside of tressure. Pedigreed to our Auction #11, with original lot-tag #27 and Frank Sedwick tag from the early 1990s. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

E below mintmark C to left (ca. 1630), NGC MS 62. Restrepo-

Incredibly broad flan (looks like a 4E!) with choice full inner details and much legend (but not the date, regrettably), bold C-E to left and denomination II to right, beautifully red-toned all over. NGC #4464866-003. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

76. Cartagena, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, Philip IV, assayer E below mintmark C to right,

vertical denomination to left (style of 1633).

Restrepo-M52.21a; S-C7; KM-4.6. 6.64 grams. Good full shield with bold denomination II to left, assayer E to right, nearly full cross (off-center), XF or better, smallish flan (possibly lightly shaved). Pedigreed to our Auction #10, with original lot-tag #19. Estimate: $1,750-$2,500.

Madrid, Spain

77. Madrid, Spain, cob 2 escudos, Philip V, assayer Y/F (ca. 1707), unique and unlisted, exGuadalupe-Tolosa (1724). CT-unl (320 for Type); KM-unl. 6.74 grams. Choice full shield and cross with bold full assayer to left (not listed in any references) below mintmark, bright yellow AU with spots of mercury damage here and there (a telltale sign of this wreck, actually two ships collectively nicknamed the “quicksilver galleons�). From the Guadalupe-Tolosa (1724), with our photo-certificate. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

Seville, Spain

Charles-Joanna 78. Seville, Spain, 1 escudo, Charles-Joanna, assayer * to right, mintmark S to left. CT-57.

3.37 grams. Choice Mint State with crisp full details (including legends), red toning in crevices. Estimate:

$1,250-$2,000.

79. Seville, Spain, 1 escudo, Charles-Joanna, assayer * to left, mintmark S to right, NGC

MS 63. CT-58. 3.37 grams. Broad flan with choice full details all over (including legends), traces of die rust and light red toning. NGC #4464866-004. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

80. Seville, Spain, 1 escudo, Charles-Joanna, assayer * to right, mintmark S to left, NGC

AU 53. CT-57. 3.30 grams. Typically full and crisp details (including legends), with only traces of wear (really not enough to justify such a low slab grade), minor natural flan flaw near center of cross. NGC #4474933-015. Estimate: $600-$900.

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Philip II

85. Seville, Spain, cob 2 escudos, Philip II, 1595 date to right, assayer Gothic B below mintmark S and denomination II to left. CT-79. 6.73 grams. Broad flan with choice full date (the last

81. Seville, Spain, cob 4 escudos, Philip II, assayer Gothic

digit possibly punched over a 4) and S-II-B and crown (some die rust on that side), full shield and cross, XF with some central weakness. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

D below mintmark S to left. CT-11. 13.53 grams. Choice full shield

and cross, full and bold mintmark-assayer, some legend, old scratches near top of shield side, AU overall. Estimate: $1,750-$2,500.

Philip III

82. Seville, Spain, cob 4 escudos, 1590 date to right, assayer 86. Seville, Spain, cob 2 escudos, Philip III, assayer B. CT-Type Gothic D below mintmark S and denomination oIIII to left, NGC XF 45. CT-15. 13.47 grams. Thick flan with choice full cross and

Very choice full shield and cross with lots of contrasting sediment on die rust-affected surfaces, full mintmarkassayer and denomination, AU. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

18 or 19; KM-20. 6.68 grams.

shield (very nice details), bold mintmark, clear date, red toning in crevices. NGC #4492511-015. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

87. Seville, Spain, cob 2 escudos, Philip III, assayer B. CT-

Type 18 or 19; KM-20. 6.71 grams. Bold assayer, full shield and cross (both

off-center), AXF with some deep red staining. Estimate: $600-$900.

83. Seville, Spain, cob 2 escudos, Philip II, assayer Gothic

D below mintmark S to left. CT-Type 46. 6.68 grams. Full and welldetailed shield and cross (very slightly doubled), full mintmark-assayer and bold king’s name, AU with red toning in crevices. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

88. Seville, Spain, cob 2 escudos, Philip III, assayer D. CT-

Type 20; KM-20. 6.77 grams. Compact flan with full and well-centered shield and cross, clear mintmark-assayer, rusty-die AXF. Pedigreed to our Auction #6, with original lot-tag #63. Estimate: $600-$900.

84. Seville, Spain, cob 2 escudos, Philip II, assayer Gothic

D (with open right side) below mintmark S to left. CT-Type 46.

6.69 grams. AXF with dark, contrasting sediment in crevices, good full

shield and cross (the former slightly off-center and the latter slightly doubled), most of king’s name. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

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89. Seville, Spain, cob 2 escudos, Philip III, assayer D, NGC MS 61. CT-Type 20; KM-20. 6.76 grams. Lustrous and clearly high grade,

the strike somewhat crude but with nevertheless full shield and cross, full mintmark-assayer (not mentioned on label). NGC #4494591-013. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

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90. Seville, Spain, cob 2 escudos, 1619G, ex-Atocha (1622). CT-48; KM-20. 6.79 grams. One of the rarest and most desirable shipwreck

coins to hope for is a gold cob from the Atocha, as very few were found, and the present specimen is easily one of the best of them! In addition to a full cross and shield in Mint State grade (the cross-side surface a bit grainy from rusty die), with hints of luster, faint orange toning and bits of coral in crevices, this piece has a 100% full 1619 date and mintmark-assayer S-G, not to mention its original certification and pedigree. From the Atocha (1622), with original Fisher tag and photo-certificate #85A-GC10 / TSI 3169 plus new tag #85A-3169-1 and updated database printout, pedigreed to the collection of an original Atocha “Golden Crew� member, who received it in division. Estimate: $15,000-up.

Philip IV

91. Seville, Spain, cob 8 escudos, Philip IV, assayer R, NGC MS 63. CT-Type 15; KM-112. 26.84 grams. Brightly lustrous (unusual for this type), with superb full cross-and-tressure, double-struck full shield, full mintmark-assayer, part of edge crude (as made). NGC #4485344002. Estimate: $6,000-$9,000.

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92. Seville, Spain, cob 8 escudos, Philip IV assayer R, NGC UNC details / rev damage. CT-Type 15; KM-112. 26.77 grams. Truly beautiful strike with fully detailed shield and cross (the latter with scuff marks, as mentioned on the label), choice full crown and mintmarkassayer and denomination, all in top grade with much luster and no wear. NGC #4485344-001. Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

93. Seville, Spain, cob 8 escudos, Philip IV, assayer R. CT-Type 15; KM-112. 26.90 grams. Small, oval flan with good full shield and crossand-tressure, bold full mintmark-assayer and denomination, AU with spots of red. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

94. Seville, Spain, cob 4 escudos, Philip IV, assayer not vis- 96. Seville, Spain, cob 2 escudos, Philip IV, assayer not vis-

ible, NGC MS 61. CT-Type 26; KM-107.2. 13.42 grams. Nearly full shield and cross, thick flan with no peripheral details, light red toning, possible assayer S (which would make it Charles II) left. NGC #4492524-006 (mis-attributed to Philip III). Estimate: $1,750-$2,500.

ible, denomination “IIII” (extremely rare), NGC AU details / edge filing, damaged. CT-unl (Type 39); KM-unl (82.1 for Type). 6.64

grams. Crude strike with off-center shield and cross but bold full error denomination “IIII” (not mentioned on label), light yellow color with sediment in crevices, small scrape on shield but no evidence of edge filing that we can see. NGC #4485801-003. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

95. Seville, Spain, cob 4 escudos, Philip IV, assayer not vis-

ible, NGC AU 58. CT-Type 26; KM-107.2. 13.2 grams. Bold full shield and cross (both well centered), no peripheral details, areas of purplish toning. NGC #4445772-015 (mis-attributed to Philip III). Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

97. Seville, Spain, cob 2 escudos, Philip IV, assayer not

visible, NGC VF 30. CT-Type 39; KM-82.1. 6.90 grams. Nearly full shield, off-center cross, crude strike, possibly actually Charles II. NGC #2824652-001 (misattributed to Philip III). Estimate: $800-$1,200.

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Charles II

98. Seville, Spain, cob 8 escudos, Charles II, (16)91/0M, very rare, NGC MS 62. CT-69; KM-unl (168.2 for Type). 26.85 grams. Unusually

large flan with choice full shield and cross-and-tressure, which is rare for the type, particularly in Mint State (lustrous), much legend including full 1/0 of date (not mentioned on label), probably finest known. NGC #4485896-001. Estimate: $7,000-$10,000.

99. Seville, Spain, cob 8 escudos, Charles II, assayer S. CT-Type 100. Seville, Spain, cob 8 escudos, Charles II, assayer not vis-

ible, NGC XF 45. CT-Type 14; KM-168.2. 26.8 grams. Crude strike with very off-center shield and much flatness but bold CA- of king’s name, toning in crevices. NGC #4379521-003. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

14; KM-168.2. 26.92 grams. Curiously wedge-shaped flan with nearly full

shield and full assayer to left, crude and incomplete cross, XF with some peripheral flatness. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

Toledo, Spain

101. Toledo, Spain, cob 2 escudos, Philip II, assayer M below mintmark oT to

left, NGC AU 55. CT-88. 6.53 grams. Full and well-details shield and cross, bold denomination and mintmark-assayer, varying degrees of reddish toning all over. NGC #4686091-008. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

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World Gold Coins Australia

102. Perth, Australia, sovereign, George V, 1917-P.

KM-29.

8.00 grams. Lustrous, bagmarked UNC with tiny rim nicks. Estimate:

$350-$500.

Bolivia (colonial)

103. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV, laureate

bust, 1791PR, rare.

Well-detailed XF with red toning around features, no problems, very acceptable example of a rare one-year type that bears a laurel wreath in the king’s hair. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000. CT-95; KM-77. 26.95 grams.

105. Brazil (Bahia mint), 6400 reis, José I, 1776-B, NGC AU 55. Russo-406; KM-172.1. Lustrous and fairly well struck, slightly

rough surfaces, popular date. NGC #4494334-001. Estimate: $1,500$2,250.

106. Brazil (Rio mint), 6400 reis, José I, 1776-R, NGC AU 53, ex-Eliasberg (stated on label). Russo-444; KM-172.2. Very bold

strike with smooth surfaces (probably lightly polished once), nice light toning, popular date and pedigree. Pedigreed to the Eliasberg collection. NGC #1839118-103. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

Central American States

Brazil (colonial)

104. Brazil (Rio mint), 6400 reis, José I, 1772-R, NGC XF

45. Russo-440; KM-172.2. Lustrous AU 55 by today’s standards (this be-

ing an older slab) with slightly rough surfaces. NGC #1913295-004. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

107. Central American States, proof 50 pesos medallic coin-

age, 1970, 20th anniversary of ODECA, in original packaging. KM-X1. 20.08 grams. Lustrous cameo Proof with just a few tiny

bagmarks, housed in original small wallet with Banco Centroamericano de Integración Económica certificate indicating fineness of 900/1000 (90% fine, 0.5787 oz AGW), limited edition. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

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Chile (colonial)

111. Santiago, Chile, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV (bust of Charles III), 1799DA, NGC MS 61. CT-158; KM-54. Lustrous and

108. Santiago, Chile, bust 8 escudos, Ferdinand VI, 1751J. choice, with only trivial laminations and marks, second finest known Red-toned AU, well struck, scarce as nonshipwreck. Estimate: $1,750-$2,500.

and in fact one of only two at the Mint State level in the NGC census. NGC #2801277-005. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

CT-72; KM-3. 26.97 grams.

109. Santiago, Chile, bust 8 escudos, Ferdinand VI, 1759J, king’s name as FERDINANDUS. CT-84; KM-12. 26.99 grams. Matte

AU-, boldly struck, better variety for the date (prior to changeover to larger bust and shortened name in this year). Estimate: $1,750$2,500.

112. Santiago, Chile, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV (bust of Charles III), 1802JJ. CT-163; KM-54. 26.98 grams. Lustrous AU- with

small spot of central weakness only. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

113. Santiago, Chile, bust 8 escudos, Ferdinand VII tran-

110. Santiago, Chile, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV (bust of

sitional (“admiral” bust), 1809FJ.

Charles III), 1793DA, NGC MS 62, finest known in NGC census. CT-152; KM-54. Brilliant with luster, just the faintest of marks

CT-113; KM-72. 26.91 grams.

in fields, in fact the finest of just seven entries in the NGC census and the only one in Mint State. NGC #4351172-003. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

Lustrous AU with typical purplish toning, minor laminations on reverse. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

114. Santiago, Chile, bust 8 escudos, Ferdinand VII transi-

tional (“admiral” bust), 1811FJ, NGC AU 58. CT-116; KM-72.

Muted luster and faint toning, slight central bulge, the NGC slab chipped on bottom edge. NGC #2821546-007. Estimate: $2,000$3,000.

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115. Santiago, Chile, bust 8 escudos, Ferdinand VII (bust

of Charles IV), 1817FJ. CT-127; KM-78. 26.87 grams. Lustrous AU (the reverse particularly brilliant), minor marks only. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

119. Popayán, Colombia, bust 8 escudos, Charles III (bust of Ferdinand VI), 1770J. Restrepo-70.20; CT-121; KM-38.2. 26.97 grams. Lustrous AU+ in light yellow gold with slightly rough obverse fields and top of reverse rim crude, flashy overall. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

116. Santiago, Chile, bust 4 escudos, Charles III, 1788DA. CT-398; KM-33. 13.44 grams. XF with off-center obverse showing natural

rim-flaw to right, adjustment marks on bust, nice reverse. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

120. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 8 escudos, Charles III, 1781JJ,

PCGS AU50, ex-Young, ex-Eldorado. Restrepo-72.23; CT-189; KM-

117. Santiago, Chile, bust 1 escudo, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1814FJ, NGC MS 62, finest known in NGC census. CT-345; KM-76. Very bold strike with choice luster and no marks,

50.1. Lustrous and light yellow in color, with a modicum of handling marks but really closer to AU 55 or even 58 overall, in our opinion. Pedigreed to the Leo Young collection (RARCOA auction of May-June 1980, with original lot-tag #123) and to the Eldorado collection (Stack’s Bowers auction of January 2018, lot #11200). PCGS #84987347. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

center of reverse partially weak, one of just two in the NGC census (the other only AU 58). NGC #4351173-011. Estimate: $1,750-$2,500.

Colombia (colonial)

121. Popayán, Colombia, bust 8 escudos, Charles III,

1785SF, NGC MS 61, tied for finest known in NGC census.

118. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 8 escudos, Charles III (bust of

Restrepo-73.36; CT-138; KM-50.2a. Bold strike and brilliant luster, minor marks on obverse only, tied with just one other in MS for top honors at NGC (and with no MS recorded at PCGS). NGC #3932777-003. Estimate: $1,750-$2,500.

Ferdinand VI), 1760JV, PCGS AU50, ex-Eldorado. Restrepo-69.2;

Muted luster, minor surface marks per the grade, a few small black spots. Pedigreed to the Eldorado Collection. PCGS #84979174. Estimate: $1,750-$2,500.

CT-158; KM-38.1.

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126. Popayán, Colombia, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV, 1804JF.

122. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 8 escudos, Charles III, 1787JJ,

dot between J’s. Restrepo-72.34; CT-198; KM-50.1a. 26.99 grams. Lustrous

Restrepo-98.27; CT-83; KM-62.2. 26.67 grams.

AU with no more than trivial marks, light yellow color. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

Lustrous AU- with slightly weak bust, crude rims (as made), light yellow color. Estimate: $1,250$2,000.

123. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV, 1796JJ.

127. Bogotá, Colombia, 8 escudos, Charles IV, 1805JJ. Re-

Restrepo-97.14; CT-126; KM-62.1. 27.05 grams. Problem-free XF with traces

of toning and luster. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

strepo-97.34; CT-141; KM-62.1. 27.01 grams. Boldly struck AU with minor flan flaws (small bulges and laminations), slightly irregular rims. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

128. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 2 escudos, Ferdinand VI,

1757SJ, rare, NGC AU 53. Restrepo-16.6; CT-130; KM-30.1. Nice, even details with light wear and attractive toning all over, seldom-seen double-assayer variety (listed in Restrepo as “rare”) of a generally scarce early type, this specimen in fact being the only one graded so far by NGC. NGC #2823785-001. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

124. Popayán, Colombia, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV, 1797JF.

XF+ with nice red toning around details, parts of rims slightly crude (as made). Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

Restrepo-98.14; CT-76; KM-62.2. 26.95 grams.

129. Popayán, Colombia, bust 2 escudos, Ferdinand VI,

1758J, mintmark P.N, NGC AU 53. Restrepo-18.4; CT-116; KM-30.2.

125. Popayán, Colombia, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV, 1798JF,

Nice strike with good toning and a hint of underlying luster (also some wear), slight central bulge, second finest among five currently in the NGC census (mintmark varieties not specified) behind a single MS 61. NGC #3234850-017. Estimate: $600-$900.

NGC AU 50. Restrepo-98.16; CT-77; KM-62.2. Lustrous (particularly the reverse) with minor marks only, slightly crude rims due to centering. NGC #323709-014. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

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Colombia (Republic)

130. Popayán, Colombia, bust 2 escudos, Charles III (bust of Ferdinand VI), 1763J, NGC MS 62. Restrepo-58.8; CT-496; KM-

135. Bogotá, Colombia, 1 peso, 1825JF, encapsulated NGC AU 58, ex-Dr. Frank Sedwick (stated inside slab).

36.2. Choice specimen with lots of luster and minimal marks for the type, a rare grade that is exceeded only by a single MS 63 in the NGC census. NGC #4351107-001. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

Sed-1; Restrepo-160.1; KM-84. Lustrous and boldly struck in light yellow gold, minor bagmarks only, desirable pedigree. NGC #3477459-001. Estimate: $600-$900.

136. Bogotá, Colombia, 1 peso, 1842RS, NGC MS 64, tied 131. Popayán, Colombia, bust 1 escudo, Charles III (bust for finest known in NGC census, ex-Lissner (stated on label). Sed-8; Restrepo-200.10; KM-93. 1.70 grams. Beautifully rainbow toned, well

of Ferdinand VI), 1767J, mintmark P.N, PCGS AU detail / ex-jewelry. Restrepo-58.10; CT-497; KM-36.2. Nice yellow color, bold strike and faint traces of luster but with lots of little marks from jewelry use. PCGS #35815108. Estimate: $350-$500.

struck and totally devoid of any marks or wear, just as its lofty grade would indicate (none better), also nice rims, desirable pedigree. Pedigreed to the Lissner collection (St. James’s / CNG / Teller auction of August 2014, lot 1454). NGC #3831525-053. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

132. Popayán, Colombia, bust 1 escudo, Charles III, 1776SF,

Costa Rica

KM-48.2. Highly lustrous for the grade (looks more like AU 58), yet with

(Central American Republic)

NGC XF 45, finest known in NGC census. Restrepo-54.8; CT-675; weakly struck bust, nevertheless the finest among just five in the NGC census, also popular date. NGC #4499429-002. Estimate: $200-$300.

133. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1 escudo, Ferdinand VII (bust 137. Costa Rica (Central American Republic), 1 escudo,

of Charles IV), 1816JF, NGC AU 58.

KM-64.1. Bold

Restrepo-122.19; CT-334;

and lustrous and free of major distractions, in fact tied for second finest in NGC census behind a single, lofty MS 64. NGC #663682-003. Estimate: $400-$600.

1849JB.

KM-14. 2.98 grams. VF with partially weak rims, no big problems, popular type. Estimate: $600-$900.

134. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1 escudo, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1817JF. Restrepo-122.21; CT-335; KM-64.1. 3.35 grams. Lustrous and attractively toned AU with minor flan-bulge and partially weak rims. Estimate: $250-$375.

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Costa Rica (Republic)

138. Costa Rica, 10 pesos, 1870GW, NGC MS 61. KM-115. 142. Costa Rica, 10 colones, 1900, NGC MS 64, ex-Richard Lustrous and deep, rich gold, with slightly crude fields per the type (also with central die-clashing), extremely rare in this quality (one of just two in Mint State in the NGC census, the other being an MS 62). NGC #4822204-003. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

139. Costa Rica, 5 pesos, 1875GW, NGC AU 55.

Stuart (stated on label). KM-140. Bold and lustrous, with minor bagmarks, tied with two others for second finest in NGC census behind a single MS 65. Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart Collection. NGC #4425835-013. Estimate: $500-$750.

KM-117.

Lustrous and choice, really looks MS but perhaps downgraded due to minor marks in fields that are really not distracting. NGC #3596040014. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

143. Costa Rica, 5 colones, 1899, NGC AU 55, ex-Richard

Stuart (stated on label). KM-142. Bagmarks and very slight highpoint wear but just as lustrous as any MS example. Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart Collection. NGC #4425835-010. Estimate: $350-$500.

144. Costa Rica, 2 colones, 1900, NGC MS 65, ex-Richard Stuart (stated on label). KM-139. Frosty and lustrous, very light in color. Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart Collection. NGC #4425835-006. Estimate: $250-$375.

140. Costa Rica, 20 colones, 1899, NGC AU 58, ex-Richard

Stuart (stated on label). KM-141. Full (muted) luster, minor bagmarks (particularly in fields). Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart Collection. NGC #4425835-012. Estimate: $600-$900.

145. Costa Rica (struck at the Philadelphia mint), 2 colones, 1916, NGC MS 65. KM-139. Super smooth fields (no marks),

141. Costa Rica, 10 colones, 1899, NGC MS 65, ex-Richard Stuart (stated on label). KM-140. Lustrous and choice, with minimal

muted luster, very scarce (low mintage of 5000 pieces), tied with four others for second finest in NGC census behind a single MS 66. NGC #3348173-003. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

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bagmarks and just two tiny carbon spots on reverse, tied with two others for finest known in NGC census. Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart Collection. NGC #4425835-011. Estimate: $500-$750.

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Cuba

Special specimen set The Republic of Cuba issued its first gold coins in 1915, designed by the famous U.S. engraver Charles Barber and struck at the Philadelphia mint in the denominations of 1, 2, 4, 5, 10 and 20 pesos. It is no accident that the largest of these coins were created to be identical in size and weight and fineness to the U.S. gold coins made at the same time, namely $5 “half eagles,” $10 “eagles,” and $20 “double eagles,” with the stipulation that “those of 4, 2, and 1 peso shall be proportionate to the above in size and weight” (Article VII of the Act for the Coinage of Cuban Currency, approved October 26, 1914, from the 1915 Annual Report of the Director of the United States Mint). The design of these Cuban coins features the bust of José Martí to right on the obverse within legend PATRIA Y LIBERTAD and date, with a reverse showing the Cuban arms inside legend REPUBLICA DE CUBA and DIEZ PESOS. The 20-pesos coins show edge lettering CON TODOS Y PARA TODOS (“with all and for all”) and six stars, while the smaller denominations have reeded edges. The series continued only through the date 1916, and the 20 pesos of that year is only known in Proof (just ten minted). A number of Proofs were produced for each denomination in different amounts. For the year 1915, it is believed that no more than 24-36 Proofs were made in the 20- and 10-pesos denominations, while the 5-, 4- and 2-pesos Proofs numbered about 100 each; the most plentiful was the 1-peso Proof, with a mintage of 140 pieces. These are rare, desirable and beautiful coins, and matched sets are highly desirable. But there was another special production in 1915, examples of which are currently unique. These are the 1915 Specimen Strikes, presented for sale here for the first time. As Specimens, they were struck with more force, creating higher, squared rims and welldefined details, on specially finished planchets with polish lines and any imperfections (like lint marks) clearly transferred. The fields are similar to Proof but with much more definition and a semi-matte appearance. Most likely these were the first strikes off the new dies for 1915, and as such, along with their distinction from Proof or Mint State specimens, these unique pieces are highly important to the advanced collector of Cuban coins.

146. Cuba (struck at the Philadelphia mint), specimen 20 pesos, 1915, unique, NGC SP 63, finest and only known in NGC and PCGS censuses. KM-21; Fr-1. Struck on a special planchet with higher rims and smoother fields, the resulting (prooflike) luster a treat to behold, perhaps missing a higher NGC grade for a couple tiny rim-nicks on the reverse but at least recognized for its specimen status. NGC #4499455-006. Estimate: $20,000-up.

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147. Cuba (struck at the Philadelphia mint), specimen 10 pesos, 1915, unique, NGC SP 64, finest and only known in NGC and PCGS censuses. KM-20; Fr-3. Like the previous lot, this was specially struck, even with evidence of striking through leftover polishing fibers, perhaps with slightly more luster on the obverse and less on the reverse, and a minor lamination to the left of the date, but no marks or nicks at all. NGC #4499455-005. Estimate: $10,000-up.

148. Cuba (struck at the Philadelphia mint), 5 pesos, 1915, NGC MS 66+, finest known in NGC and PCGS censuses. KM-19; Fr-4. Even though NGC has rated this as MS instead of SP, this coin shows evidence of special striking (with polish lines in only one direction,

sharper details and thicker rims) and the exceptionally high NGC grade does at least give an indicator of special handling (i.e., no bagmarks), so we feel it should also be considered a specimen along with the others in this denomination set. NGC #4499455-004. Estimate: $6,000-up.

149. Cuba (struck at the Philadelphia mint), specimen 4 pesos, 1915, unique, NGC SP 64, finest and only known in

NGC and PCGS censuses. KM-18; Fr-5. Specially struck like the last three lots, no marks or problems, particularly bright with luster. NGC

#4499455-003. Estimate: $5,000-up.

150. Cuba (struck at the Philadelphia mint), specimen 2

pesos, 1915, unique, NGC SP 66, finest and only known in NGC and PCGS censuses. KM-17; Fr-6. Lustrous and specially struck, with no marks or problems at all. NGC #4499455-002. Estimate: $6,000-up.

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151. Cuba (struck at the Philadelphia mint), specimen 1 peso, 1915, unique, NGC SP 66, finest and only known in NGC and PCGS censuses. KM-16; Fr-7. Lustrous and spe-

cially struck like the five previous lots, no marks or problems at all. NGC #4499455-001. Estimate: $2,000-up.


Regular issues

157. Cuba (struck at the Philadelphia mint), 10 pesos, 1916, NGC MS 63, ex-EMO Collection (stated on label). KM-20; Fr-3.

Muted luster and minimal bagmarks. Pedigreed to the EMO Numismatic Cabinet. NGC #1908628-003. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

152. Cuba (struck at the Philadelphia mint), 20 pesos, 1915, NGC MS 62, ex-EMO Collection (stated on label).

KM-21;

Attractively lustrous, with bagmarks per the grade. Pedigreed to the EMO Numismatic Cabinet. NGC #3447597-007. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000. Fr-1.

158. Cuba (struck at the Philadelphia mint), 4 pesos, 1916,

NGC MS 64. KM-18; Fr-5. Brightly lustrous and minimally bagmarked, very light in color. NGC #4439699-003. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

153. Cuba (struck at the Philadelphia mint), 10 pesos, 1915, NGC MS 62, ex-EMO Collection (stated on label).

Fr-3. Typically

KM-20;

lustrous with bagmarks, including several that are long and arc-shaped. Pedigreed to the EMO Numismatic Cabinet. NGC #3628405-001. Estimate: $600-$900.

159. Cuba (struck at the Philadelphia mint), 2 pesos, 1916, NGC MS 63, ex-EMO Collection (stated on label). KM-17; Fr-6. Light, lustrous, and minimally bagmarked. Pedigreed to the EMO

Numismatic Cabinet. NGC #3972771-002. Estimate: $200-$300.

154. Cuba (struck at the Philadelphia mint), 5 pesos, 1915, 160. Cuba (struck at the Philadelphia mint), 1 peso, 1916, NGC MS 63, ex-EMO Collection (stated on label). KM-19; Fr-4.

NGC MS 66. KM-16; Fr-7. Super-smooth surfaces without any bagmarks at all, nicely lustrous, tied with many others for second finest in NGC census behind a single MS 67. NGC #3502175-001. Estimate: $400-$600.

Lustrous and only minimally bagmarked, begging for a higher grade. Pedigreed to the EMO Numismatic Cabinet. NGC #3557440-006. Estimate: $350-$500.

155. Cuba (struck at the 156. Cuba (struck at the

Philadelphia mint), 2 pesos, Philadelphia mint), 1 peso, 1915, NGC MS 63, ex-EMO 1915, NGC MS 64, ex-Brand, Collection (stated on label). ex-EMO Collection (both KM-17; Fr-6. Lustrous and only stated on label). KM-16; Fr-7.

minimally bagmarked, begging for a higher grade. Pedigreed to the EMO Numismatic Cabinet. NGC #3490885-002. Estimate: $400-$600.

Brightly lustrous and devoid of marks, with light vertical die-polish lines, light rosy color. Pedigreed to the Virgil Brand Collection and to the EMO Numismatic Cabinet. NGC #2025650-001. Estimate: $200-$300.

161. Cuba, proof 100 Pesos, (1977), Carlos Manuel de

Cespedes - Grito de Yara, NGC PF 67 Ultra Cameo, exEMO Collection (stated on label). KM-43. Deeply flashy and devoid of any marks. Pedigreed to the EMO Numismatic Cabinet. NGC #3404692-008. Estimate: $500-$750.

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France

Louis XIV

162. Cuba, 100 pesos, 1981, Discovery of America - Niña, NGC MS 69.

KM-85. Matte texture, sharp strike and totally unmarked, nearly perfect grade, tied with three others for finest known in the NGC census. NGC #3232632-007. Estimate: $600-$900.

165. France (Lyon mint), 1 louis d’or, Louis XIV, 1691-D,

NGC AU details / cleaned. KM-278.3. Very bold strike, the surfaces polished long ago. NGC #4669210-004. Estimate: $500-$750.

163. Cuba, 200 pesos, 1993, Bolívar and Martí, NGC PF 65 Ultra Cameo. KM-542. Clearly Proof yet with slightly grainy fields and less contrast than lot 161 (for example), from a mintage of only 100 coins. NGC #4503130-001. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

166. France (Paris mint), 1 louis d’or, Louis XIV, 1726-A, with dot (second semester), PCGS MS62. KM-489.1. Bold strike, good luster, minimal marks, splashes of red toning here and there. PCGS #35694632. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

Napoleon III

Dominican Republic

167. France (Paris mint), 100 francs, 1862-A, Napoleon III,

PCGS MS61. Gad-1136; KM-802.1. Muted luster, scattered bagmarks (mostly on bust), low mintage of 6,650 coins. PCGS #84644872. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

164. Two-coin set of Dominican Republic (struck at the Paris mint) proof 2000 pesos in gold (2 oz) and platinum (1 oz), dated 2000, in original (red) display case with certificates. KM-

108, 109. 5-1/2” x 3” Choice Proof, with arms on obverse and TERCER MILENIO DEL CRISTIANISMO (Third Millennium of Christianity) around earth and doves on reverse, each coin from a mintage of only 2000 pieces, struck only in Proof. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

168. France (Strasbourg mint), 100 francs, 1862-BB, Napo-

leon III, NGC MS 61. Gad-1136; KM-802.2. Muted luster, minimal bagmarks, first year of issue for this mint with just 3,078 coins struck. NGC #3998911-017. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

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173. France (Strasbourg mint), 100 francs, 1866-BB, Na-

169. France (Strasbourg mint), 100 francs, 1863-BB, Na-

poleon III, NGC MS 61. Gad-1136; KM-802.2. Minimal bagmarks,

poleon III, PCGS MS61. Gad-1136; KM-802.2. Very few bagmarks

170. France (Paris mint), 100 francs, 1864-A, Napoleon

174. France (Paris mint), 100 francs, 1868-A, Napoleon III,

muted luster, mintage of just 3,745 coins. NGC #3998911-020. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

(hence a contender for MS62), muted luster, very low mintage of 3,075 coins. PCGS #83867098. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

PCGS MS61. Gad-1136; KM-802.1. Good luster and minimal bagmarks (could be graded higher), light discoloration on cheek, very low mintage of just 2,315 coins. PCGS #84672615. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

III, PCGS MS61. Gad-1136; KM-802.1. Muted luster, scattered minor

bagmarks. PCGS #82447966. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

171. France (Paris mint), 100 francs, 1865-A, Napoleon III,

175. France (Paris mint), 100 francs, 1869-A, Napoleon III,

NGC MS 61. Gad-1136; KM-802.1. Muted luster, minor bagmarks here and there. NGC #4645534-012. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

PCGS MS61.

Gad-1136; KM-802.1. Good luster, typical bagmarks. PCGS #82446084. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

172. France (Paris mint), 100 francs, 1866-A, Napoleon III, NGC MS 61. Gad-1136; KM-802.1. Low mintage of 9,041 coins, typical

176. France (Strasbourg mint), 100 francs, 1869-BB, Na-

muted luster and minor bagmarks. NGC #4645534-015. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

poleon III, PCGS MS61. Gad-1136; Fr-551; KM-802.2. Muted luster, typical bagmarks, light discoloration on cheek. PCGS #35738290. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

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Guatemala (colonial)

India

177. Guatemala, bust 1 escudo, Charles IV, 1789M, NGC XF 40, ex-Richard Stuart (stated on label). CT-461; KM-46. Decent luster for the grade, weak rims, scarce type, this example in fact tied with one other for finest known in the NGC census. Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart collection. NGC #4486416-001. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

Guatemala (Republic)

181. India, Kushan Empire, gold dinar, (ca. 275-300 AD), Vasu Deva II. Goebl-569. 7.75 grams. Lustrous, boldly struck AU+,

design of standing king on obverse and goddess Ardoksho seated on throne on reverse. Estimate: $500-$750.

India (British)

178. Guatemala, 5 pesos, 1869R, Carrera, NGC MS 61.

182. India (under Great Britain), sovereign, George V, 1918I, PCGS MS64. KM-525a. Choice luster, faint traces of bagmarks only.

Decent luster, minimal bagmarks. NGC #4656708-008. Estimate: $500-$750.

KM-191.

PCGS #11939864. Estimate: $350-$500.

Italian States Genoa

179. Guatemala, gold off-metal issue 5 centavos, 1925, extremely rare.

KM-238.1a. 2.2 grams. Well-struck UNC with light hairlines in fields and tiny edge-nick, very light in color, one of only eight struck, of which only five are still known to exist, quite rare and a key type to complete the modern quetzal series. Pedigreed to our Auction #7, with original lot-tag #80. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

183. Genoa, Italian States, 2 doppie, 1619DN, NGC AU

details / scratches. KM-28; Fr-418. Scarce type in nice grade with full details, just some old pin-scratches in field on date side. NGC #4439601-001. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

Mexico (colonial)

180. Guatemala, gold off-metal issue 5 centavos, 1953,

very rare, NGC MS 64, ex-Richard Stuart. KM-257.1A. Choice and lustrous, brassy in color with traces of toning, from a mintage of only 25 pieces, tied with one other for finest known in NGC census. Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart collection. NGC #4825016-001. Estimate: $3,000-up.

184. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 escudos, Philip V, 1741MF.

Lustrous AU with minor marks, decent luster. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

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CT-135; KM-148. 26.83 grams.


190. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 1 escudo, Ferdinand VI, 1755MM. CT-220; KM-115.2. 3.33 grams. Nice XF with weak bust, traces of luster and incipient toning. Estimate: $300-$450.

185. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 escudos, Ferdinand VI, 1754MF. CT-42; KM-151. 27.06 grams. Bold AU with good luster and

faint toning, weak centers. Pedigreed to the Ibercoin auction of November 2010, with original lot-tag #464. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

191. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 1 escudo, Charles III, 1773FM, letters facing rim, NGC AU 55, finest known in NGC census. CT-649; KM-118.1. Choice strike and luster and toning,

clearly Mint State in our opinion, still finest in NGC census by three grades. NGC #3069956-004. Estimate: $350-$500.

186. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV,

1792FM. CT-40; KM-159. 26.91 grams. Good strike, lightly polished AU-, light yellow color. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

192. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 1 escudo, Ferdinand VII transitional (armored bust), 1809HJ/TH, NGC AU 58, exRudman. CT-unl (293 for Type); KM-121. Brightly lustrous in light yellow

gold, slightly weak bust and faint hairlines in obverse field, second finest known in NGC census. Pedigreed to the Isaac Rudman collection. NGC #3232681-003. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

187. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 2 escudos, Philip V, 1736MF.

CT-361; KM-124. 6.52 grams. Bold AU with slightly grainy surfaces (muted luster), traces of toning. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

193. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 1 escudo, Ferdinand VII transitional (armored bust), 1809HJ, NGC AU 58.

CT-293;

Highly lustrous and devoid of marks or wear except for the very highest points of the high-relief bust, scarce type. Pedigreed to our Auction #11, lot #140 and our Auction #18, lot #176. NGC #4226247017. Estimate: $600-$900. KM-121.

188. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 1 escudo, Philip V,

Mexico (Republic)

1740/30MF, NGC XF 45. CT-unl (111 for Type); KM-113. Bold strike, muted luster, nice toning around details. NGC #3069954-011. Estimate: $600-$900.

194. Culiacรกn, Mexico, 1 escudo, 1857/1CE, rare, NGC AU 189. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 1 escudo, Ferdinand VI, 58. KM-379. Good luster, faint toning, typically weak centers, tied for

1754MF, NGC XF 40. CT-219; KM-115.2. Good luster for the grade,

bold strike with high points of bust showing wear. NGC #3069954016. Estimate: $500-$750.

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second finest in NGC census behind a single MS 61. NGC #4427775009. Estimate: $500-$750.


195. Culiacรกn, Mexico, 1 peso, 1901/0Q, PCGS MS64. KM410.2. Choice

strike, brightly lustrous, no marks. PCGS #81886767. Estimate: $400-$600.

Netherlands (United) 199. Lima, Peru, bust 8 escudos, Ferdinand VI, 1754JD, NGC AU 55. CT-21; KM-59.1. Choice strike and toning, minimal

marks in fields but enough to justify the grade. NGC #3735765-001. Estimate: $1,750-$2,500.

196. Holland, United Netherlands, ducat, 1743, NGC MS

63. KM-12.2. Choice strike with good luster and minimal marks, tied for second finest known in NGC census behind a single MS 64. NGC #3503805-006. Estimate: $500-$750.

Panama 200. Lima, Peru, bust 8 escudos, Ferdinand VI, 1760JM.

CT-29; KM-59.2. 26.92 grams. Cleaned AU with slightly weak center on reverse, nicely detailed bust, light yellow color. Pedigreed to the Ibercoin auction of November 2010, with original lot-tag #462. Estimate: $1,750-$2,500.

197. Panama (struck at the Philadelphia mint), proof 500

balboas, 1975. KM-42. 41.7 grams. A bullion issue (90% fine) made

to be equivalent to 500USD at the time of striking, from a mintage of just 9,824 coins, housed in original packaging and box from the Franklin Mint (where it was struck), the coin sealed in plastic but appears to have choice, unblemished, cameo-proof surfaces. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

201. Lima, Peru, bust 8 escudos, Charles III (young bust),

Peru (colonial)

1766JM. CT-14; KM-70. 26.96 grams. Nicely lustrous (especially on the reverse and in legends), weak bust, mostly bold rims, choice AU with slight roughness in obverse fields. Estimate: $1,750-$2,500.

198. Lima, Peru, bust 8 escudos, Ferdinand VI, 1752J, NGC

202. Lima, Peru, bust 8 escudos, Charles III, 1774MJ. CT-29;

AU 55. CT-19; KM-50. Lightly toned, muted luster, minor flan-bulges in

forehead and below bust, slight wear on high points. NGC #2825229001. Estimate: $1,750-$2,500.

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Lustrous AU+ in light yellow gold, tiny carbon spots, quite frosty in appearance overall. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

KM-82.1. 26.93 grams.


203. Lima, Peru, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV, 1806JP. CT-27; 204. Lima, Peru, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV, 1807JP. CT-28; KM-101. 26.92 grams. Lightly toned AU, bold strike, slightly off-center

with parts of rims weak as a result. Pedigreed to our Auction #8, with original lot-tag #320. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

KM-101. 26.97 grams. Light yellow AU- with grainy texture all over (no luster), minor laminations on obverse, parts of rims weak, very slightly bent. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

205. Lima, Peru, bust 8 escudos, Ferdinand VII, 1818JP, ex-

Bir. CT-24; KM-129.1. 27.13 grams. Brightly lustrous UNC with surface

hairlines, toning in legends, laminations on obverse, parts of rims weak. Pedigreed to the Mark Bir collection (our Auction #8, with original lot-tag #323 and Mark’s original tag). Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

Peru (Republic of South Peru)

206. Cuzco, Peru, 8 escudos, 1837BA, FEDERACION type, NGC MS 64+ PL, finest known. KM-167. 27.05 grams. This FEDERACION issue, which KM indicates as “State Coinage” (KM-167) preceded the CONFEDERACION type of the “Republic” (catalogued as KM-171), both types showing the same central design on both sides, just the legends altered to reflect a change in political entities within the same year, a historically consequential issue of the early Republican era of independent Peru, artistically compelling and utterly beautiful in high grades. The best we have seen, this example has no rival for finest extant, since it is at the highest known grade of 64+ and the only one designated Proof Like. The mirror-like surfaces intensify the outstanding strike, defining a perfect design with all the details of the sunface showing, particularly the eyebrows and jowls, which are typically not seen even in high-MS examples. The rich, yellow luster also highlights the fact that the surfaces are devoid of any of the usual laminations or adjustment-marks that so often characterize the coins of this era in a land of limited affluence, where every grain of gold was treasured. Most likely one of the very first strikes off fresh dies, this piece is truly one of the finest numismatic gems of Latin America. NGC #4829153-001. Estimate: $35,000-$50,000.

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Peru (Republic) 211. Philippines (under Spain), 2 pesos, Isabel II, 1861/0,

NGC AU 58. KM-143; Fr-2. Fully Mint State in our opinion, also devoid of notable marks, lustrous light-yellow gold, overdate not stated on label. NGC #4499434-003. Estimate: $200-$300.

Spain

Castile and Leon

207. Peru, 100 soles, 1965, 400th Anniversary of the Lima

Mint, NGC MS 65.

KM-243. Lustrous and near-perfect, one-year type with cool design showing a Lima Rincรณn 8 reales in the center of the obverse. NGC #1522428-003. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

212. Spain (Castile and Leon), dobla de la banda, John II

(1406-1454), NGC XF 45. Fr-112; Cay-1515. Broad flan with full details, attractive red toning in crevices, practically no wear but a few small weak spots. NGC #3155352-010. Estimate: $750-$1,100.

Ferdinand-Isabel

208. Peru, 100 soles, 1969, NGC MS 65. KM-231. Lustrous and

choice, scarce issue of just 540 coins minted, edge of slab chipped. NGC #1527072-004. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

Philippines (under Spain)

209. Philippines (under Spain), 4 pesos, Isabel II, 1866/65.

KM-144. 6.75 grams. VF/XF with parts of obverse rim weak, once cleaned and now starting to re-tone, rare overdate. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

213. Seville, Spain, double excelente, Ferdinand-Isabel, star and four circlets at top, S and two circlets at bottom between busts, ex-Bir. CT-69. 6.92 grams. Smallish flan (possibly lightly shaved) but with choice full details, light toning in crevices, AU overall. Pedigreed to the Mark Bir collection (our Auction #8, with original lot-tag #334). Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

210. Philippines (under Spain), 4 pesos, Isabel II, 1868 (frozen date), NGC MS 62. KM-144. Nice luster with incipient toning, faint minor bagmarks, slight flan-bulge in front of face. The 1868 issue was struck from 1869 to 1873 with date frozen as 1868. NGC #4822204-001. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

214. Seville, Spain, double excelente, Ferdinand-Isabel,

mintmark S above * at bottom between busts. CT-72. 6.91 grams.

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Slightly wrinkled XF (possibly lightly shaved) with full details, toning in legends, old solder-mark on edge. Estimate: $1,750-$2,500.


Philip V

215. Seville, Spain, double excelente, Ferdinand-Isabel,

ermine at top, mintmark S flanked by ringlets at bottom between busts, PCGS XF45. CT-79; Fr-129. Full details (slightly un-

218. Seville, Spain, milled 8 escudos, Phillip V, 1703J, assayer

even), toned in crevices. PCGS #60111520. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

at top left, mintmark at lower right. CT-160; KM-260; Fr-247. 26.78 grams. AU+ with luster from light cleaning, slightly off-center strike

Charles II

but with full details. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

216. Seville, Spain, milled 8 escudos, Charles II, 1700M, curved 7, dot after king’s ordinal, NGC MS 62. CT-83; KM-233.3.

Lustrous, light yellow gold, weak in centers but no wear at all, second finest in NGC census behind a single MS 63. NGC #4499410-001. Estimate: $6,000-$9,000.

219. Seville, Spain, milled 8 escudos, Phillip V, 1710M, assayer at top right, mintmark at lower left. CT-170; KM-260; Fr-247.

26.89 grams. XF with areas of weakness at top and (especially) bottom, parts of rims crude due to centering issues. Estimate: $3,000-$4,500.

217. Seville, Spain, milled 8 escudos, Charles II, 1701M, 220. Seville, Spain, milled 8 escudos, Phillip V, 1712M, S-M to left and VIII to right of shield, flower after V, NGC MS 62, finest known in NGC census. CT-157; KM-259. Bold strike

(no weakness), muted luster but no wear, one-year type, tops at NGC by three grades. NGC #4499433-001. Estimate: $7,000-$10,000.

assayer at top right, mintmark at lower left.

CT-172; KM-260;

Lightly polished AU with parts of edge crude, mount removed above date, atypical coin alignment (possibly rare). Estimate: $3,000-$4,500.

Fr-247. 26.99 grams.

221. Seville, Spain, milled 8 escudos, Philip V, 1721J. CT-185;

XF with lamination flaw on obverse, otherwise well struck, with small rim-nick on reverse. Pedigreed to our Auction #8, with original lot-tag #335. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

KM-315. 26.80 grams.

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222. Seville, Spain, bust 8 escudos, Philip V, 1729, no assayer, king’s

name as PHILP. CT-194; KM-346.2. 27.08 grams. Lightly polished AU, boldly struck and nicely detailed, with some luster, popular first year of issue with strange error in legend. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

224. Seville, Spain, bust 1/2 escudo, Philip V, 1745PJ, NGC 223. Madrid, Spain, bust 1 escudo, Philip V, 1736JF. CT-487; XF 45. CT-589; KM-361.2. Attractively toned (a few dark spots) with KM-342. 3.29 grams. AU- with traces of luster, slightly off-center strike.

Estimate: $400-$600.

underlying luster, the high points evenly worn. NGC #4669204-005. Estimate: $150-$225.

Ferdinand VI

225. Madrid, Spain, bust 4 escudos, Ferdinand VI, 1749JB, very rare, NGC MS 61, finest and only example in NGC census, ex-Caballero. CT-103; KM-375.1. With lovely luster and traces of toning, soft full strike, perfect rims and just a hint of hairlines to prevent a

higher grade, this is the ultimate type-coin and a joy to behold, with a desirable pedigree to boot. Pedigreed to the Caballero collection (Aureo & CalicĂł auction of October 2009, lot #2064). NGC #4660426-001. Estimate: $10,000-$15,000.

226. Madrid, Spain, bust 1/2 escudo, Ferdinand VI, 1747JB,

NGC MS 66, finest known in NGC census.

CT-242; KM-372.

Superb strike and pristine surfaces, truly the finest 1/2 escudo we have ever seen, highest at NGC by two grades and in fact one of only four at this grade among all the dates of the series from 1742 to 1817. NGC #3833421-007. Estimate: $2,000-up.

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Charles III 227. Madrid, Spain, bust 8 escudos, Charles III, 1774PJ. CT-54; KM-

409.1. 27.08 grams. Attractively toned UNC with original luster, faint surface hairlines. Estimate: $1,750-$2,500.

228. Seville, Spain, bust 8 escudos, Charles III, 1776CF,

PCGS VF35. CT-256; KM-409.2. Popular date, deep gold color all over with whitish sheen in legends, no big problems. PCGS #21279592. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

230. Madrid, Spain, bust 4 escudos, Charles III, 1780/79PJ.

CT-304; KM-418.1. 13.52 grams. Brightly lustrous UNC, faint incipient toning in legends, the overdate vestigial but certain. Estimate: $500$750.

231. Seville, Spain, bust 2 escu- 232. Madrid, Spain, bust 229. Seville, Spain, bust 4 escudos, Charles III, 1773CF,

NGC AU 53. CT-400; KM-418.2. Good strike, light and even wear on high points, minimal luster for the grade. NGC #4536953-050. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

Charles IV

dos, Charles III, 1773CF, NGC 1/2 escudo, Charles III AU 53, finest known in NGC (first bust), 1769PJ. CT-763; census. CT-575; KM-417.2. Somewhat KM-389.1. 1.74 grams. Bold AU lustrous, with high-point wear but no with muted luster, no probbig problems. NGC #4669210-012. lems. Estimate: $200-$300. Estimate: $400-$600.

233. Madrid, Spain, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV, 1802FA, NGC MS 63+, finest known in NGC census. CT-33; KM-437.1. Resplendent with luster and choice details, practically flawless for the type, one of three MS 63’s at NGC but the only one with “+” designator for choice eye appeal. NGC #4351175-005. Estimate: $6,000-$9,000.

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234. Madrid, Spain, bust 4 escudos, Charles IV, 1796MF,

NGC AU 55. CT-205; KM-436.1. Attractively toned over muted luster, light wear on high points only. NGC #4669210-014. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

237. Madrid, Spain, bust 4 escudos, Ferdinand VII, 1820GJ, NGC AU 55. CT-150; KM-484. Nice luster (especially on the reverse),

some wear and hairlines on obverse (also some adjustment marks in crown on reverse), overall quite nice for the grade. NGC #4474942005. Estimate: $600-$900.

Alfonso XII

238. Madrid, Spain, 25 pesetas, Alfonso XII, 1877DE-M, with 18-77 inside six-point stars, NGC MS 60. CT-3; KM-673. Scarce date, lustrous and starting to tone, faintly bagmarked. NGC #4669202-004. Estimate: $300-$450.

235. Madrid, Spain, bust 2 escudos, Charles IV, 1804FA/ MF, NGC MS 65, finest known in NGC census. CT-346; KMunl (435.1 for Type). Exceptional grade, with brilliant luster and choice details all over, minor adjustment marks on head, the finer of just two MS in the NGC census. NGC #3602711-010. Estimate: $2,500-up.

Ferdinand VII

239. Madrid, Spain, 25 pesetas, Alfonso XII, 1884MS-M, with 18-84 inside six-point stars, NGC AU 58. CT-19; KM-687.

Bold strike, good luster, typical bagmarks. NGC #4669201-002. Estimate: $400-$600.

Alfonso XIII 236. Madrid, Spain, bust 4 escudos, Ferdinand VII, 1814GJ, NGC AU 50. CT-144; KM-484. Toning around letters, somewhat lustrous for the grade, with high point wear and light surface hairlines on obverse. NGC #4474990-007. Estimate: $600-$900.

240. Madrid, Spain, 20 pesetas, Alfonso XIII (infant bust),

1889-MPM, with 18-89 inside six-point stars. CT-4; KM-693. 6.42

grams. UNC with tiny bagmarks, muted luster. Estimate: $200-$300.

241. Madrid, Spain, 100 pesos, Alfonso XIII (adolescent

bust), 1897SG-V, with 18-97 inside six-point stars, NGC MS 62. CT-1; KM-708. Choice strike and luster, minor bagmarks only.

NGC #3834242-007. Estimate: $3,000-$4,500.

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Uruguay

242. Uruguay (struck at the Paris mint), specimen essai 20 centésimos in gold, 1930, PCGS SP64+. KM-E12. Radiant with luster and nice rich color, only 60 minted, tiny mark to left of “20.” PCGS #36269512. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

243. Uruguay (struck at the Paris mint), specimen essai 5 pesos, 1930, PCGS SP64. KM-E14. Choice luster and color, tiny mark

on cheek. PCGS #36269513. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

Venezuela

245. Venezuela, (10 bolívares), 1930, NGC MS 65. KM-Y31.

244. Venezuela, (100 bolívares), 1887, NGC AU 55. KM-Y34. Frosty and choice, without any marks, the luster perhaps slightly Bright yellow gold, minor bagmarks, less luster than MS but without any evident wear. NGC #4184611-013. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

subdued, faint spectrum of color from legends inward, one-year type. NGC #4224750-007. Estimate: $175-$250.

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Shipwreck Ingots Gold

Unidentified early 1500s wreck in the Caribbean

(enlarged)

246. Small gold “splash” ingot, 193 grams, marked with large “S” and “f ” stamps (each in its own box) plus circular tax stamp, from an unidentified early 1500s wreck in the Caribbean. Roughly 2-1/4” x 1-1/2” x 3/4”. An irregular blob with one side rough and the other somewhat smooth and marked with several small stamps (all in the same area) impregnated with black encrustation, consisting of two small boxes with letters “S” (same as seen on gold from the “Tumbaga wreck” of ca. 1528—see the new second edition of Tumbaga Saga, by Augi García) and “f ” (believed to stand for Ferdinand V) and the outside edge of part of a circular tax stamp with border of dots showing, rare shape and size (larger than a coin-like “oro corriente” but much smaller than a “splash” ingot or “finger bar,” and also unusually uncut). From an unidentified early 1500s wreck in the Caribbean. Estimate: $15,000-up.

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“Golden Fleece wreck,” sunk ca. 1550 in the northern Caribbean 247. Gold “finger” b a r, 4 6 6 g r a m s , marked with fineness XVII (17K), twice cut, encrusted with coral, ex-”Golden Fleece wreck” (ca. 1550). 4-3/4” x 1” x 5/8”.

Somewhat neatly cast with one side flat and other side rounded, the latter stamped with two boxes, each containing XVII, one end of the bar fatter than the other but both neatly sliced/ broken with whitish coral impregnating the crevices and adhering to the rounded side, light yellow gold throughout. From the “Golden Fleece wreck” (ca. 1550), with Sedwick photo-certificate from 2006. Estimate: $20,000-up.

Espadarte, sunk in 1558 off Mozambique, east of Africa 248. Small, cut gold piece #1032, 6.07 grams, fineness unknown, ex-Espadarte (1558). About 1/2” x 3/8” x 1/8”. Cute

little pie-wedge cut from a small disk, no markings or encrustation but with original Arqueonautas number inked on sticker. Small pieces like this illuminate the necessity to make “small change” from poured ingots, in Spanish areas called “oro corriente” and somewhat accepted as coinage. From the Espadarte (1558), with Arqueonautas tag and certificate #IDM-006-02-1032, and pedigreed to our Auction #3, with original lot-tag #71. Estimate: $600-$900.

Non-wreck

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249. Small gold ingot, 6.35 oz., dated 1959, New York Assay Office, ex-Bently Collection. 1-3/8” x 1” x 3/8. Neatly rectangular and well marked on all but two of its six sides, the bottom smooth with small depression but the top graced with large circular seal showing date 1959 over a Federal-style eagle and NEW YORK (the words “U.S. ASSAY OFFICE” at top too weak to discern), over-stamped with FINE / 999.8, three of the narrow sides stamped with weight OZS 6.35, “510” and “M2” (meaning unknown). The New York Assay Office, whose premises sold in 1983 for $27 million and set a record for the most valuable U.S Government real estate sold at auction (for the time), was a massive re-melting operation for coins and scrap, notably gold and silver confiscated from the Germans in World War II (hence possibly the source of material for this ingot). San Franciscans might recognize that in 2014 this piece was sold as part of the “Christopher Bently’s Nob Hill Collection” alongside the Donald E. Bently Collection for the benefit of the Bently Foundation. (Donald E. Bently, who died in 2012, was an engineer and businessman in Nevada, and his son Christopher is a noted businessmen, philanthropist and socialite in San Francisco, where he lives with his wife Camille, daughter Hope and rescue chihuahua Carlito.) Pedigreed to Christopher Bently’s Nob Hill Collection (Heritage auction of February-March 2014, lot #4381. Estimate: $8,000-$12,000. 58


250. Collection of hundreds of small gold nuggets and flakes from New Hampshire, approx. 94 grams total, in display. Up

to about 1/2” each, the case 10-3/4” x 8”. An elegant, hinged, wood-and-glass case with twenty plastic capsules containing countless natural nug-

gets and flakes, a few with quartz still attached but almost all at least somewhat smoothed from their time on the riverbeds of New Hampshire. Estimate: $3,000-up.

252. Lot of ten gold (~22k) nuggets, 30 grams total, from 251. Lot of many gold (~22k) nuggets, 50 grams total, from the Dominican Republic. About 1/4” to 7/8” each. An assortment

the Dominican Republic. Up to about 1/4” each. Small natural nug-

of shapes and textures, some flat and smooth and others quite coarse, also with variation in color and remaining quartz, great for resale as individual pieces. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

gets, several with bits of quartz still remaining but mostly smooth and flat from centuries of river action. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

253. Lot of twenty gold (~22k) nuggets, 30 grams total, from the Dominican Republic. About 1/4” to 1/2” each. An assortment

of shapes and textures, some flat and smooth and others quite coarse, also with variation in color and remaining quartz, great for resale as individual pieces. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

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Silver

“Tumbaga wreck,” sunk ca. 1528 off Grand Bahama Island

254. Silver “tumbaga” bar #M-148, 3841.9 grams, fineness IV@L (1550/2400), with two tax stamps of Charles I (Emperor

Charles V), from the “Tumbaga wreck” (ca. 1528), ex-Armstrong Personal Collection, García Plate. 10-1/2” x 4” x 3/4”. A very

smooth and tidy bar with just three marked places on top: two partial tax stamps (small, circular) near each end, one with ARO and the other with ROLV (of CAROLVS) visible; plus a cluster in the middle showing the fineness in three parts (IV, @ and L, the last one upside-down) with what look like small x’s or s’s in boxes above and below. The bottom of the bar is rougher and shows some gold color. One corner bears a sharply cut “bite” where the assayer removed silver for testing before marking the fineness. Pedigreed to the personal collection of conservator D.R. Armstrong, with his photo-certificate, and plated in the second edition of Tumbaga Saga (2018), by Agustín García-Barneche. Estimate: $6,000-$9,000.

“Golden Fleece wreck,” sunk ca. 1550 in the northern Caribbean 255. Silver “splash” ingot,

1718 grams, with three crowned-C tax stamps, from the “Golden Fleece wreck” (ca. 1550). 6” in

diameter, up to 1/2” thick. Per-

fectly round but with rough surfaces and edge (mostly due to corrosion), with three full (two bold) circular tax stamps on flat top showing a crowned C (for Charles I) inside a ring, the top somewhat dark but the bottom whitish and silvery, traces of brownish encrustation in crevices. From the “Golden Fleece wreck” (ca.1550), with Sedwick certificate from 2004. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

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Atocha, sunk in 1622 west of Key West, Florida

256. Large silver bar #474 from Potosí, 83 lb 2.3 oz troy, Class Factor 1.0, with markings of mine/date Po1621, manifest IIIIUDCI (4601), and fineness IIUCCCLXXX (2380/2400) followed by cartouche of assayer Mexia, shipper/owner’s marks and tax stamps, from the Atocha (1622). 14” x 5” x 3”. A premium bar with full and bold markings for manifest number and fineness but also clear date and thee large, circular tax stamps in addition to a full but slightly corroded cartouche for assayer Mexia after the fineness, yet the most interesting aspect is the fact that two sets of owner/shipper marks at either end were effaced and replaced with a bold new monogram at one end, also with double-scoop “bite” in center as usual for the Potosí mine. From the Atocha (1622), with Fisher photo-certificate #85AS474. Estimate: $30,000-$45,000.

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257. Large silver bar #285 from Potosí, 81 lb 6.56 oz troy, Class Factor 1.0, with markings of mine/date Po1622, manifest LIII (53), and fineness IIUCCCLXXX (2380/2400) followed by cartouche of assayer Mexia, shipper/owner’s marks and tax stamps, from the Atocha (1622). 14” x 5” x 3”. Another premium bar, and the perfect companion for the previous lot because the date

is 1622 instead of 1621 (equally clear on this piece), also a curiously low manifest number, with a large, upside-down shipper/owner mark B in between it and the fineness followed by weak but certain assayer-Mexia cartouche, three large, circular tax stamps, plus various small marks in corners and near edges including V (for silvermaster de Vreder), “8”, “E” and two slashes, also with usual double-scoop “bite” near center. The bottom is slightly lopsided. From the Atocha (1622), with Fisher photo-certificate #85A-S285. Estimate: $30,000-$45,000.

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Bredenhof, sunk in 1753 off Mozambique

258. Silver bar, 1913 grams, 98.6% fine, with stamps of the Middelburg chamber of the VOC (Dutch East India Co.) and

assayer Engelsen, from the Bredenhof (1753), ex-Christie’s. 6-1/4” x 1-1/2” x 1-1/4”. Typically neatly cast in a perfectly rectangular mold,

with two deep stamps: a small, incuse shield containing a lily and the initials F.E. for assayer Francois Engelsen Jr., and a VOC monogram with Z above and M below. At one end is a typical depression with several bias-cuts for adjustment and assaying. Overall decent condition despite a few large pits and light corrosion on the markings, nicely toned all over. From the Bredenhof (1753), with generic certificate from the salvagers, and with original bag from the Christie’s (Amsterdam) auction of December 1986. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

Spanish 1715 Fleet, east coast of Florida

259. Small silver contraband “wedge” ingot, 324.5 grams, from the 1715 Fleet. Roughly 2” x 1-1/2” x 1-1/2”. While the silver

contraband on 1600s Spanish ships was mostly “splash”-type disks, the 1700s ships generally carried more sophisticated contraband in the form of wedges (also spikes and nails and other crafty shapes) which could fit neatly like little pie pieces in the bottom of a barrel or other cylindrical container. The present example is just about the smallest one we’ve seen but is typical in being well molded but completely devoid of any markings, also darkly toned, very cute. From the 1715 Fleet, pedigreed to our Auction #14, with original lot-tag #308 and photo-certificate. Estimate: $600-$900.

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Non-wreck

260. Small silver “plata corriente” cut piece with partial tax 261. Small silver “plata corriente” cut piece with partial tax stamp visible, 26.58 grams. Roughly 1” x 1/2” x 1/2”. Thick and chunky interior cut (all edges broken), more or less rectangular, with most of a circular tax stamp (letters not visible) on one side, somewhat dusty from burial and worn from use as coinage. Estimate: $250-$375.

stamp visible, 12.58 grams. Roughly 5/8” x 1/2” x 3/8”. Sharply cut interior piece (more or less cubic) with parts of two circular tax stamps on narrow top side, one showing ILI of PHILIPVS (Philip II, which is rare), brownish sediment in crevices. Estimate: $300-$450.

Copper Atocha, sunk in 1622 west of Key West, Florida

262. Large copper ingot, approx. 44 lb av, from the Atocha (1622), with original plastic tag #4655 (certificate missing).

Roughly 15” x 10” x 3”. This somewhat semi-ovoid mound of copper is unique in that it is almost totally encrusted with greenish-white coral, the small exposed part at the pointy end also with void where a piece of the copper flaked away, an interesting (and heavy) display! From the Atocha (1622), with Fisher tag #4655. Estimate: $500-$750.

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Shipwreck Coins “Pewter Wreck,” sunk in the mid-1500s off Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 263. Santo Domingo, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, assayer F to right, mintmark

backwards-S to left (no P), very rare. S-SD1; KM-28; CT-132. 5.16 grams Broad flan with full legends (minor edge loss), full pillars and shield (the latter lightly corroded), variety with mix of Gothic and Latin lettering, cloverlike ornaments, motto as PLV (lacking the S), mintmark backwards S to left of pillars (important as lacking the P to right), denomination II to left and assayer F to right of shield, nicely toned all over. Pedigreed to our Auction #14 (lot #327). Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

“Golden Fleece wreck,” sunk ca. 1550 in the northern Caribbean 264. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Early Series,” assayer

R (Latin), round panel with PLVSVT. Nesmith 6 for type/6c; S-M1; CT-71 type. 13.12 grams. Full round flan with all details clear (parts of legends weak), no corrosion (XF),

steel gray toning all over, unique variety with four dots in shield-side crown. With Sedwick certificate from 2007. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

Unidentified ca.-1554 wreck off Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 265. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Early Series,” assayer R at bottom between pillars, PLVS without dots in rhomboid panel, rare.

Nesmith 6d/6d type; S-M1; CT-72 type. 12.51 grams. Very bold pillars, full (weak) shield, nearly

full legends, darkly toned and with light surface corrosion (otherwise XF), important as one of the dies that was used to transition to from assayer R to assayer P (but this decidedly just R—see lot 655 in this auction for the difference) and also the same design that was used for the famous 8 reales (three known). Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

266. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer G to right, mintmark M to left (M-G). Nesmith 50e; S-M5; CT-81. 12.86 grams. Broad flan with full details, minimal surface

corrosion (AU), uneven toning. Estimate: $300-$450.

267. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer L to left, mintmark M to right (L-M). Nesmith

82a type; S-M9; CT-86. 13.19 grams. AU with minimal surface corrosion, full details (weak in legends), no toning. Estimate: $300-$450.

268. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,”

assayer L to right, mintmark M to left (M-L). Nesmith 86; S-M9; CT-84.

12.43 grams. Very broad flan with 100% full details (in fact the edge extends

past the seldom-seen outer borders beyond the legends), AU with very light surface corrosion, toned around details. Estimate: $300-$450.

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Santiago, sunk in 1585 off the Bassas da India atoll between Mozambique and Madagascar (east of Africa)

269. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer O below mintmark oM to left. S-M11; KM-36; CT-335. 12.28 grams.

Choice full cross and shield (the latter slightly doubled), much legend, minimal corrosion, toned all over, VF or so. Estimate: $200-$300.

270. Seville, Spain, cob 8 reales, 1590/89 date to right, as-

sayer Gothic D below mintmark S and denomination oVIII to left. CT-unl (171 for Type). 22.91 grams. UNC details with light surface corrosion all over (also minor edge-loss), choice full shield and cross, bold date, lightly toned. Estimate: $300-$450.

“Wild Horse River wreck,” sunk ca. 1620 in the Rio de la Plata off Colonia, Uruguay 271. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer R (curved leg), rare prov-

enance. S-P15; KM-8; CT-355. 6.58 grams. Full and well-detailed shield, full P-R, bold denomination, full cross (slightly doubled, lightly toned, no corrosion, VF overall. Pedigreed to our Auction #6, with original lot-tag #158. Estimate: $500-up.

Atocha, sunk in 1622 west of Key West, Florida Mexico 272. Lot of three Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer D (where visible), Grade 3, with HRC replacement

certificates. 23.28, 17.91 and 13.65 grams. Generally good shields and crosses despite varying degrees of edge-loss from corrosion. With Fisher tags and HRC replacement certificates #159688, 159683 and 207280. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $600-$900.

273. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer

274. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer

not visible, Grade 1, certificate missing. 11.03 grams. Good full

not visible, Grade 3, with HRC replacement certificate. 9.33

cross and shield, flat peripheries, somewhat thin, nicely toned all over. With Fisher tag #SR1111. Estimate: $350-$500.

grams. Bold cross, corroded shield, nicely toned. With Fisher tag and

HRC replacement certificate #199407. Estimate: $300-$450.

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Lima

275. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer Diego de la

Torre, *-ii to left, P-oD to right, Grade 2. S-L4; KM-9; CT-487. 5.35 grams. Broad flan with full shield and cross (the latter weak), much crown and legend, mostly toned, light surface corrosion all over. With Fisher tag and certificate #94A-0960. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

279. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer Q, Grade

2. S-P17; KM-10; CT-124. 23.68 grams. Broad, irregular flan with full shield and cross, silvery and with moderate surface corrosion all over. With Fisher tag and certificate #95A-2084. Estimate: $400-$600.

276. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer Diego de la Torre, P-ii to left, oD-* to right, Grade 2, certificate missing.

S-L4; KM-9; CT-490. 6.08 grams. Broad flan with much legend, good full

shield and cross, Fine with no corrosion except on part of edge, toned in crevices. With Fisher tag #236100. Estimate: $600-$900.

280. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer Q, Grade

2, with HRC replacement certificate. S-P17; KM-10; CT-124. 22.56 grams. Bold full P-Q, good full shield and cross with toning in crev-

Potosí 8R

ices, light surface corrosion on obverse only. With Fisher tag and HRC replacement certificate #182245. Estimate: $300-$450.

277. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer R

(curved leg), Grade 1, with HRC replacement tag and certificate. S-P15; KM-10; CT-126. 26.31 grams. Good full shield and cross, bold assayer, minimal surface corrosion. With HRC replacement tag and certificate #174691. Estimate: $400-$600.

281. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer Q, Grade 2, with HRC replacement tag and certificate.

S-P17; KM-10;

Full shield and P-Q, off-center cross, silvery and with moderate surface corrosion all over, with edge-crack and loss of small piece of edge. With HRC replacement tag and certificate #208496. Estimate: $300-$450.

278. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer Q, Grade

1. S-P17; KM-10; CT-124. 25.01 grams. Bold assayer, nice full cross and shield (the latter slightly doubled), minimal surface corrosion, broad flan. With Fisher tag and certificate #160877 plus booklet Coins of the Lost Galleons (4th ed, 2010), by Kathryn Budde-Jones. Estimate: $500-$750.

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CT-124. 23.04 grams.

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282. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer M, Grade 1, with HRC replacement certificate. S-P18; KM-10; CT-123.

27.14 grams. Practically no corrosion, full but weak shield and cross,

full P-dot-M and denomination, small spots of toning, Fine overall. With Fisher tag and HRC replacement certificate #162221. Estimate:

285. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer M, Grade-2 quality but Grade 3 on certificate. S-P18; KM-10; CT-123.

22.14 grams. Good full shield, nearly full cross, light to moderate surface corrosion, somewhat irregular edge. With Fisher tag and certificate #103226 (the certificate trimmed around edge). Estimate: $250-$375.

$400-$600.

283. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer M, Grade

286. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1)618PAL, Grade 3, with

2. S-P18; KM-10; CT-123. 22.17 grams. Full cross and shield (the latter slightly doubled), full assayer, minimal surface corrosion (some edge loss), toned area on obverse. With Fisher tag and certificate #184866. Estimate: $400-$600.

HRC replacement tag and certificate. S-P20; KM-10; CT-130. 19.78

284. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer M, Grade

grams. Bold full date outside off-center cross with curious eight-point star at top, weak full shield (doubled and cracked), moderate surface corrosion and edge-split. With HRC replacement tag and certificate #180936. Estimate: $350-$500.

287. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (161)9T, Grade 1, with

2, with HRC replacement tag and certificate. S-P18; KM-10; CT-

Nearly full shield and cross, minimal surface corrosion, edge loss in two places. With HRC replacement tag and certificate #214499. Estimate: $300-$450.

123. 22.63 grams.

HRC replacement certificate.

S-P21; KM-10; CT-133. 25.15 grams.

Full shield and cross (some weak spots), full P+T, tail of 9 of date visible, minimal surface corrosion. With Fisher tag and HRC replacement certificate #119183. Estimate: $500-$750.

288. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1)619T, Grade 2, with HRC replacement certificate.

S-P21; KM-10; CT-133. 25.54 grams.

Bold full cross and shield (both slightly doubled), most of 619 of date visible, minimal surface corrosion, uneven planchet thickness. With Fisher tag and HRC replacement certificate #157703. Estimate: $400-$600.

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289. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer T, Grade

293. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer T, Grade

1, with HRC replacement tag and certificate. S-P21; KM-10. 26.98

2, with HRC replacement tag and certificate. S-P21; KM-10. 23.97 grams. Full cross, most of shield and crown, mostly intact but parts

grams. Solid and round (no corrosion), with choice full shield and

cross, full P+T, mostly toned. With HRC replacement tag and certificate #104053. Estimate: $400-$600.

of edge lost to corrosion. With HRC replacement tag and certificate #212821. Estimate: $300-$450.

290. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer T, Grade

1, with HRC replacement certificate. S-P21; KM-10. 26.15 grams.

Excellent full shield and cross, full P+T (tiny letters), virtually no corrosion, nicely toned all over. With Fisher tag and HRC replacement certificate #185240. Estimate: $400-$600.

294. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer T, quadrants of cross transposed, Grade 2, with HRC replacement tag and certificate. S-P21; KM-10. 22.10 grams. Good full cross and shield despite moderate edge loss. With HRC replacement tag and certificate #214485. Estimate: $300-$450.

291. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer T, quadrants of cross transposed, Grade 1, with HRC replacement certificate. S-P21; KM-10. 23.39 grams. Good full shield and cross despite

295. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer not vis-

light surface corrosion, full P+T, toned in crevices. With Fisher tag and HRC replacement certificate #167523. Estimate: $400-$600.

ible, quadrants of cross transposed, Grade 1, ex-Hebert. KM-10.

26.77 grams. Choice full cross-and-tressure and off-center shield, clear

(P)HYLY(P)VS III in legend, no corrosion, nicely toned. With Fisher/ Miguel photo-certificate #H-777. Estimate: $600-$900.

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slightly doubled), thick and solid flan, minimal surface corrosion. With HRC replacement tag and certificate #210586. Estimate: $400-$600.

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299. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, Grade 2, with HRC replacement tag and certificate.

296. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer not

visible, Grade 1. KM-10. 24.38 grams. Solid, broad flan with much

of king’s name, full shield and cross, slightly irregular edge and some flat areas, minimal surface corrosion. With Fisher tag and certificate #260413. Estimate: $500-$750.

KM-10. 24.63 grams. Solid flan with choice full shield, good full cross (slightly corroded and doubled), well centered and deeply toned. With HRC replacement tag and certificate #199499. Estimate: $300-$450.

300. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer not vis-

297. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer not

visible, Grade 1, with HRC replacement certificate.

ible, Grade 2, with HRC replacement certificate. KM-10. 26.76 grams. Very solid flan with no corrosion, good full cross, shield and

KM-10.

26.77 grams. Superb full shield and cross, very bold and enhanced

crown (some flat areas), toned in crevices. With Fisher tag and HRC replacement certificate #212128. Estimate: $300-$450.

by contrasting toning, also no corrosion. With Fisher tag and HRC replacement certificate #262883. Estimate: $400-$600.

301. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer not 298. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer not vis- visible, Grade 2, with HRC replacement tag and certificate.

ible, Grade 2. KM-10. 22.36 grams. Good full shield, the cross weaker due to corrosion (also some edge-loss), silvery all over. With Fisher tag and certificate #182915. Estimate: $350-$500.

KM-10. 25.26 grams. Light surface corrosion but solid overall, with full shield and cross, bold king’s ordinal III in legend. With HRC replacement tag and certificate #217483. Estimate: $300-$450.

302. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, Grade-2 quality but Grade 4 on certificate. KM-10. 21.61 grams. Very odd shape—thin and broad and irregular, with several

edge-splits—with nice full shield and cross (finely detailed, lightly struck), light surface corrosion. With Fisher photo-certificate #169217. Estimate: $300-$450.

303. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer not

visible, Grade 5. KM-10. 5.26 grams. Merely a fragment due to heavy

corrosion (actually kind of a neat shape as a result), still with one full castle visible on cross side. With Fisher certificate #98A-700133. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $125-$200.

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Potosí 8R Group Lots

312. Lot of six Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, various assayers (where visible), Grade 3, with HRC replacement certificates (and half with replacement tags). KM-10. 114.76

304. Lot of two Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, as-

sayers Q and not visible, Grade 3. KM-10. 37.55 grams total. The Q coin is broad-flan but the other is small, both with clear shields and crosses, moderately corroded. With Fisher tags and certificates #144688 and 153448. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $500-$750.

305. Lot of two Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayers R and not visible, Grade 3, certificates missing. KM-10.

37.01 grams total. The R coin is broad-flan and silvery, the other coin

small, both with clear shields and crosses, moderately corroded. With Fisher tags #138595 and 244700. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $300-$450.

grams total. Some heavy corrosion and edge-loss but still with generally

decent shields and crosses, one shield super bold and full. With Fisher tags #187055, 210593 and 219342, HRC tags #141531, 182506 and 201807, and HRC replacement certificates for all. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

313. Lot of eight Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, various assayers (where visible), Grades 4 (seven) and 5 (one). KM-10. 108.21 grams total. Heavily corroded and silvery but with recog-

nizable shields and/or crosses. With Fisher tags (paper and plastic) and certificates #86A-192291, 99A-56987, 00A-57529, -57656, -57743, -57829 -61935, and 02A-50532. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

306. Lot of two Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II and III, assayers B and M, Grade 4, certificates missing. 25.66 grams total. Both heavily corroded but with actually pretty decent full shields and crosses. With Fisher tags #104754 and 167220 (both mis-attributed to 4 reales). SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $250-$375.

Potosí 4R

307. Lot of five Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, various assayers (where visible), Grade 3. KM-10. 90.84 grams total.

Generally good shields and crosses with moderate corrosion (on average), all but one with visible assayers, one of which is rare assayer C. With Fisher tags and certificates #136577, 149157, 154387, 211793 and R98095. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

308. Lot of five Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, various assayers (where visible), Grade 3, with HRC replacement certificates. KM-10. 108.78 grams total. Moderate corrosion but

generally good shields and crosses, three with clear assayer M. With Fisher tags and HRC replacement certificates #105341, 160584, 187058, 187064 and 187067. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

314. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer RL

(curved leg), Grade 2. S-P15; KM-9; CT-244. 12.39 grams. Good full shield (well detailed) and cross, full P-RL, minimal surface corrosion. With Fisher tag and certificate #180293. Estimate: $500-$750.

309. Lot of five Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, various assayers (where visible), Grade 3, with HRC replacement certificates. KM-10. 110.93 grams total. Mostly bold shields and crosses, one with upper half of shield transposed (scarce), one with natural flan-crack. With Fisher tags and HRC replacement certificates #187073, 194048, 201804, 201853 and 208888. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

310. Lot of five Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, various assayers (where visible), Grade 3, with HRC replacement certificates. KM-10. 108.70 grams total. Generally good shields and

crosses with light to moderate corrosion, one with bold P-dot-M. With Fisher tags and HRC replacement certificates #187049, 187052, 187061, 187076 and 187079. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

311. Lot of six Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, vari-

315. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1618, assayer not visible, Grade-2 quality but Grade 4 in database, certificate missing.

KM-9. 10.42 grams. Very broad, thin flan with choice full shield and full cross-and-tressure with clear full date in legend, light surface corrosion and small edge-splits, lightly brown-toned. With Fisher tag #132492. Estimate: $250-$375.

ous assayers (where visible), Grade 3, with HRC replacement certificates (and half with replacement tags). KM-10. 110.36

grams total. Some heavy corrosion and edge-loss but still with generally

decent shields and crosses, one with upper half of shield transposed. With Fisher tags #203014, 206052 and 212819, HRC tags #190439, 202027 and 203162, and HRC replacement certificates for all. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

316. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer T, Grade

2. S-P21; KM-9. 12.98 grams. Solid, non-round flan, uncorroded, with bold full shield and cross (the latter slightly doubled), silvery. With Fisher tag and certificate #206404. Estimate: $500-$750.

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321. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, Grade 2, with HRC replacement tag and certificate.

KM-9. 11.32 grams. Bold full cross and good full shield, light surface corrosion and minor edge-loss. With HRC replacement tag and certificate #213145. Estimate: $350-$500.

317. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, (1)618T, Grade-1 quality

but Grade 3 in database, certificate missing. S-P21; KM-9. 13.41

322. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer not vis-

grams. Large and odd-shaped flan with irregular edge, clear assayer to left of nearly full shield, full cross with clear date in legend, no corrosion, mostly toned. With Fisher tag #261829. Estimate: $400-$600.

ible, Grade 3. KM-9. 7.03 grams. Decent full cross and shield despite moderate corrosion. With Fisher tag and certificate #202260. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $250-$375.

323. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer not vis-

ible, Grade 3. KM-9. 10.64 grams. Broad flan with full (weak) shield and cross, the latter doubled, much flatness and light surface corrosion, long hairline stress-crack. With Fisher tag and certificate #146448 (Grade not indicated on certificate). SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $200-$300.

324. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer not

318. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer T, Grade

visible, quadrants of cross transposed, Grade 4.

KM-9. 12.32 grams. Round (smallish) flan with full shield and cross, clear

edge-loss), bold full cross, most of shield. With Fisher photo-certificate #228222. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $150-$225.

1 quality but Grade 3 in database, certificate missing. S-P21;

assayer, light surface corrosion. With Fisher tag #264009. Estimate: $300-$450.

KM-9. 9.40 grams. Interesting shape with interior hole from corrosion (also some

Potosí 4R Group Lots

325. Lot of two Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, as-

sayers not visible, Grade 3. KM-9. 10.82 and 5.66 grams. Full crosses and shields despite moderate corrosion. With Fisher tags and certificates #85A-199218 and 99A-56961. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $500-$750.

326. Lot of five Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip II or III,

various assayers (where visible), Grade 3, certificates missing.

41.70 grams total. Generally good shields and crosses despite moderate

319. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer not

visible, Grade 1, with HRC replacement certificate.

corrosion. With Fisher tags #166088. 175594, 184476, 206352 and 246625. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

KM-9.

12.99 grams. Solid flan with good full cross and shield, nicely toned,

somewhat irregular edge, practically no corrosion. With Fisher tag and HRC replacement certificate #213098. Estimate: $500-$750.

327. Lot of six Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, various assayers (where visible), Grade 3, with HRC replacement certificates. KM-9. 53.98 grams total. Generally good shields and crosses

despite moderate corrosion, two with clear assayer Q. With Fisher tags and HRC replacement certificates #129982, 133536, 135048, 141553, 188577 and 192582. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

328. Lot of six Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, Grade 3, with HRC replacement certificates. KM-9.

56.83 grams total. Generally good shields and crosses despite moderate

corrosion and edge-loss. With Fisher tags and HRC replacement certificates #210270, 213141, 213149, 213151, 213153 and 221870. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

320. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer not

visible, Grade 2. KM-9. 12.84 grams. Round flan with good full cross

(slightly off-center) and shield, brownish toning in crevices, minimal surface corrosion. With Fisher tag and certificate #262956. Estimate: $400-$600.

329. Lot of five Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip II and

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III, assayers B (one) and T (four), Grade 4, certificates missing. 40.06 grams total. All heavily corroded but amazingly all

with visible assayers, decent crosses on all but one. With Fisher tags #163946, 166419, 166433, 166517 and 168585. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $500-$750.


Potosí 2R

330. Lot of five Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayers not visible, Grade 4, certificates missing. KM-9. 46.12 grams

total. Moderately to heavily corroded but with generally decent shields and crosses. With Fisher tags #100355, 133166, 165474, 165753 and 166124. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $500-$750.

331. Lot of five Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayers not visible, Grade 4, certificates missing. KM-9. 45.48

grams total. Moderately to heavily corroded but most with at least

decent shields and crosses. With Fisher tags #166627, 166688, 167390, 167480 and 168283. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $500-$750.

339. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer A, Grade 1, ex-Atocha Research Collection. S-P11; KM-3.2; CT-508. 6.30 grams.

This coin could pass for non-salvage, as it is entirely corrosion-free and even has toning like that of a circulated coin (VF overall), and its inclusion in the famous Research Collection is no doubt due to that combined with the choice details (full cross and shield, the former slightly doubled, plus full P-A) that typifies this type. Pedigreed to the Atocha Research Collection (coin #118), with special Fisher certificate #236533 and updated Fisher certificate, appraisal letter, original archive photo, and spiral-bound copy of the Atocha Research Collection catalog from 1988. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

332. Lot of five Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, as-

sayers not visible, Grade 4, certificates missing.

KM-9. 45.35 grams total. Moderately to heavily corroded but with generally decent

shields and crosses, one with natural edge-split. With Fisher tags #131800, 166475, 167432, 168643 and 168650. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $500-$750.

333. Lot of five Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, as-

sayers not visible, Grade 4, certificates missing.

KM-9. 54.68 grams total. Moderately to heavily corroded but most with at least

decent shields and crosses, a couple actually very low-weight 8R (but tagged as 4R). With Fisher tags #163855, 166724, 167040, 168275 and 168558. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $500-$750.

334. Lot of five Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assay-

ers not visible, Grade 4, certificates missing. KM-9. 49.48 grams total. Moderately to heavily corroded but most with at least decent shields and crosses, one actually very low-weight 8R (but tagged as 4R). With Fisher tags #132533, 166560, 166896, 167160 and 168598. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $500-$750.

340. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer RL

(curved leg), Grade 1. S-P15; KM-8; CT-355. 6.37 grams. Round flan, solid and nearly uncorroded, with bold full shield and cross (both slightly off-center), full P-RL, dark toning in crevices. With Fisher tag and certificate #03A-52351. Estimate: $600-$900.

335. Lot of five Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayers not visible, Grade 4, certificates missing. KM-9. 45.98

grams total. Moderately to heavily corroded but most with at least

decent shields and crosses, a couple actually very low-weight 8R (but tagged as 4R). With Fisher tags #132060, 132080, 167232, 167283 and 168636. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $500-$750.

336. Lot of five Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayers not visible, Grade 4, certificates missing. KM-9. 47.97

grams total. Moderately to heavily corroded, with edge-loss on all, but most with at least decent shields and crosses, a couple actually very low-weight 8R (but tagged as 4R). With Fisher tags #166489, 167004, 167076, 167196 and 167463. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $500-$750.

341. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer R

(curved leg), Grade-1 quality but Grade 2 in database, certificate missing. S-P15; KM-8; CT-355. 6.06 grams. Choice full shield

and cross enhanced by toned fields, no corrosion except on very edge,

337. Lot of five Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, as- slightly odd-shaped flan. With Fisher tag #143233. Estimate: $400-

sayers not visible, Grade 4, certificates missing.

KM-9. 48.45 grams total. One rather nice (at least Grade-3 and arguably Grade-2

$600.

quality), the others heavily corroded but all with at least decent shields and crosses, one actually a very low-weight 8R (but tagged as a 4R). With Fisher tags #106165, 134614, 166614, 167243 and 167406. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $500-$750.

338. Lot of three Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III,

assayers not visible, Grade 5. KM-9. 23.30 grams total. Heavily corroded and silvery but with recognizable shields and crosses, one actually an 8R (tagged as a 4R), and one with “unknown denomination” on certificate. With Fisher tags and certificates #85A-R98076, 00A-57888 and 01A-51282 (the last two also with plastic tags). SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $350-$500.

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342. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer R

(curved leg), Grade-1 quality but Grade 2 in database, certificate missing. S-P15; KM-8; CT-355. 6.31 grams. Good full cross, bold full P-R to left of full shield (slightly off-center) with light surface corrosion on that side only, nicely toned in crevices. With Fisher tag #151869. Estimate: $400-$600.


347. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer Q,

343. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer R

Grade-1 quality but Grade 2 in database, certificate missing.

(curved leg), Grade-1 quality but Grade 2 in database, certificate missing. S-P15; KM-8; CT-355. 6.12 grams. Superb full shield

S-P17; KM-8; CT-353. 5.82 grams. Good full shield, bold full cross (slightly

and cross enhanced by contrasting toning, no corrosion. With Fisher tag #107150. Estimate: $400-$600.

off-center), nice toning, minimal surface corrosion. With Fisher tag #141495. Estimate: $400-$600.

344. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer R (curved leg), Grade-1 quality but Grade 2 in database, certificate missing. S-P15; KM-8; CT-355. 6.28 grams. Good full cross and shield (both

348. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer Q,

Grade-1 quality but Grade 2 in database, certificate missing.

slightly doubled) with dark, contrasting toning in crevices, minimal surface corrosion. With Fisher tag #191086. Estimate: $400-$600.

S-P17; KM-8; CT-353. 6.70 grams. Very broad flan with good full cross and

shield, albeit doubled all over, nice toning, no corrosion. With Fisher tag #176797. Estimate: $350-$500.

345. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer RL 349. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer Q, Grade (curved leg), Grade 2, certificate missing.

2, certificate missing. S-P17; KM-8; CT-353. 5.72 grams. Good full cross, off-center full shield, full P-Q, minimal surface corrosion, toned all over. With Fisher tag #151496. Estimate: $350-$500.

S-P15; KM-8; CT-355.

5.71 grams. Somewhat broad, thin flan with full shield and cross (the

former slightly doubled and the latter with flat upper castle), light surface corrosion, toned in crevices. With Fisher tag #264134. Estimate: $350-$500.

350. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer C/Q 346. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer RL (curved leg), Grade-2 quality but Grade 3 in database, certificate missing. S-P15; KM-8; CT-355. 6.34 grams. Compact flan with full

(rare), Grade-1 quality but Grade 3 in database, certificate missing. S-P16; KM-8. 6.05 grams. No corrosion, good full shield and

cross (some flat areas), no toning, clear assayer C with traces of Q behind it. With Fisher tag #144189. Estimate: $350-$500.

cross and shield (slightly weak but not really corroded), low contrast. With Fisher tag #144283. Estimate: $300-$450.

351. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer M,

Grade-1 quality but Grade 3 in database, certificate missing. S-P18; KM-8. 6.13 grams. Good full cross and shield, full P-dot-M,

minimal surface corrosion, toned in crevices. With Fisher tag #143737. Estimate: $300-$450.

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352. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer M, Grade-1 quality but Grade 3 in database, certificate missing. S-P18; KM-8. 6.80 grams. Solid, uncorroded, non-round flan with

choice full shield and cross (the latter slightly off-center), full P-M, toned in crevices (nice contrast). With Fisher tag #143777. Estimate: $300-$450.

356. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer T, Grade-1 quality but Grade 3 in database, certificate missing. S-P21; KM-8. 6.57 grams. Solid and corrosion-free, with full shield and cross (the latter partially flat), full P-T and denomination, bold legend error ET IM(DI)AR(VM) with M instead of N. With Fisher tag #128718. Estimate: $300-$450.

353. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer M, Grade-1 quality but Grade 3 in database, certificate missing.

357. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer not vis-

S-P18; KM-8. 6.14 grams. Choice full shield, full cross with some flatness

(also slightly off-center), minimal surface corrosion. With Fisher tag #126842. Estimate: $300-$450.

ible, Grade 1, certificate missing. KM-8. 5.55 grams. Choice toning, great full shield and cross (the latter off-center), no corrosion except for small part of edge. With Fisher tag #246734. Estimate: $400-$600.

354. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, (1)618PAL, rare, Grade

358. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, Grade 1, certificate missing. KM-8. 5.23 grams. Good full

1. S-P20; KM-8. 6.74 grams. Choice and rare, with full assayer and bold

cross, full shield with surface corrosion, dark toning in crevices. With Fisher tag #216340. Estimate: $400-$600.

denomination “oZ”, full crown and shield and cross, corrosion-free and lightly toned in crevices, the date visible as just the bottoms of the digits 618. With Fisher photo-certificate #148449. Estimate: $900-$1,350.

359. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer not

visible, Grade 2, certificate missing.

355. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, (16)18T, Grade 2, certifi-

cate missing. S-P21; KM-8; CT-357. 4.83 grams. Full 18 of date (oddly missing the 16 in the die), bold P-T to left of off-center full shield, good full cross-and-tressure (partially doubled), light surface corrosion, toned fields. With Fisher tag #156786. Estimate: $400-$600.

KM-8. 4.81 grams. Good full shield and cross, light to moderate corrosion but nice contrast from dark toning in crevices. With Fisher tag #130591. Estimate: $350-$500.

360. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, Grade-1 quality but Grade 2 in database, certificate missing.

Broad flan with practically no corrosion, bold king’s ordinal III in legend, full shield and cross but with much central flatness, nicely toned. With Fisher tag #150520. Estimate: $350-$500.

KM-8. 6.57 grams.

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361. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, Grade-1 quality but

Grade 3 in database, certificate missing. KM-8. 6.73 grams. Solid, non-round flan with full cross,

off-center shield, king’s ordinal III in legend, minimal surface corrosion. With Fisher tag #142831. Estimate: $300-$450.

362. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, Grade-1 quality but Grade 3 in database, certificate missing. KM-8. 6.05 grams. Full but centrally flat shield and cross,

good toning, practically no corrosion. With Fisher tag #126801. Estimate: $300-$450.

363. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, Grade 4. KM-8. 3.88 grams. Heavily corroded all over but with bold cross still evident, toned in crevices. With Fisher tag and certificate #01A-62138. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $200-$300.

Potosí 2R Group Lots

364. Lot of three Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip II and III, assayers B and T, Grade 3, certificates missing. 15.53 grams total. Moderate corrosion but generally good shields and crosses. With Fisher tags #128758, 128778 and 143998. SEE INTERNET FOR

PHOTO. Estimate: $600-$900.

365. Lot of three Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayers not visible, Grade 3, certificates missing. KM-8. 13.54 grams

total. Good crosses and generally decent shields despite light to moderate corrosion. With Fisher tags #126822, 143957 and 144326. SEE

INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $600-$900.

Clumps

366. Large clump of 25+ silver cobs encrusted onto a ballast stone, plus smaller stone with single coin, with original certificate. 2442 grams total; roughly 7” x 4-1/2” x 4”. It is astounding that something like this exists, as very few Atocha coins were left in clumps,

and this may be the only large one we have ever seen with original Fisher certification. No doubt the Fisher people saw this piece for the unique display that it is and left it intact for a very special investor—indeed the photo-certificate says simply BALLAST W/COIN. The bulk of it is a partial ballast stone (whitish gray), with about 35% of its surface exposed but the rest coated with black coins (some look solid) inside graywhite cocoons of encrustation, mostly stable but with one small side-clump (attached to another, much smaller ballast-stone fragment) a bit loose but not broken off yet (unlike other pieces that we surmise were removed, based on the certificate photo, which lacks a weight or number of coins), in addition to a loose rock (also gray) with a single, encrusted 8 reales flatly attached. For sure this is one of the most impressive artifacts we have seen from the Atocha, certainly the largest clump in any case. (We recommend pickup only for this lot, as shipping cannot guarantee its stability.) With Fisher photo-certificate #85A-A327 showing the clump as found. Estimate: $15,000-up.

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Santa Margarita, sunk in 1622 west of Key West, Florida Mexico

367. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible,

Grade 2, certificate missing. 26.27 grams. Very solid and thick flan (no corrosion) with much flatness but some good detail on the shield and cross, toned all over. With Fisher tag #3210. Estimate: $300-$450.

368. Lot of three Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayers not visible, Grades 3 (two) and 4 (one), certificates

missing. 45.88 grams total. Generally bold but incomplete shields and crosses despite moderate to heavy corrosion and edge-loss. With Fisher tags #634, 1054 and 4716. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $500-$750.

369. Lot of four Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayers not visible, Grades 3 and 4 (two each), certificates

missing. 34.33 grams total. Three moderately corroded with decent shields and crosses, one actually a heavily corroded 8R with nice cross, all toned. With Fisher tags #1629, 3024, 4268 and 4664. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $600-$900.

Potosí 8R 370. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (16)19T, Grade 1, certificate missing. S-P21; KM-10; CT-133. 25.41 grams. Crude but technically full cross and shield,

with just the bottoms of 19 of date visible (not on tag), bold assayer, practically no corrosion but with weird coppery areas on reverse. With Fisher tag #7485. Estimate: $400-$600.

371. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer T, quadrants of cross transposed, Grade 1, certificate missing. S-P21; KM-10. 26.37 grams.

Choice full shield, good full cross, also full P-T and nearly full crown, broad flan with practically no corrosion, nicely toned. With Fisher tag #9015. Estimate: $400-$600.

Potosí 8R Group Lots

375. Lot of five Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, vari372. Lot of five Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, ous assayers (where visible), Grade 3, certificates missing.

various assayers (where visible), Grade 3, certificates missing. KM-10. 86.42 grams total. All toned and moderately corroded but

Generally moderately to heavily corroded but with decent shields and crosses, some edge-loss, all toned. With Fisher tags #3738, 4367, 4576, 4666 and 6119. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $750-$1,100.

KM-10. 64.82 grams total.

with some nice areas (all with decent crosses), some edge-loss. With Fisher tags #371, 2804, 2863, 3066 and 4678. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $750-$1,100.

376. Lot of five Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, vari373. Lot of five Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, ous assayers (where visible), Grade 3, certificates missing.

various assayers (where visible), Grade 3, certificates missing. KM-10. 86.37 grams total. Generally moderately corroded but with

Generally moderately to heavily corroded but with decent shields and crosses, some edge-loss, all toned. With Fisher tags #1091, 1280, 2751, 3447 and 7772. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $750-$1,100.

KM-10. 92.50 grams total.

decent shields and crosses, some edge-loss, all toned. With Fisher tags #1884, 2035, 2418, 2658 and 4168. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $750-$1,100.

377. Lot of three Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II and 374. Lot of five Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, III, assayers not visible, Grade 4, certificates missing. 38.66

various assayers (where visible), Grade 3, certificates missing. KM-10. 90.27 grams total. Generally moderately corroded but with decent shields and crosses, some edge-loss, all toned. With Fisher tags #1925, 2155, 3100, 3142 and 8983. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $750-$1,100.

grams total. Decent shields and crosses despite moderate to heavy corrosion, some edge-loss, all toned but one dark. With Fisher tags #2676, 2812 and 2813. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $400-$600.

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Potosí 4R Group Lots

378. Lot of five Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayers not visible, Grade 4, certificates missing. KM-10. 50.91 grams

total. Heavily corroded with some edge-loss, one silvery but all more or

less toned. With Fisher tags #2645, 4155, 6178, 9179 and 9704. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $500-$750.

383. Lot of two Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip II and III, assayers B and R (curved leg), Grade-2 quality but Grade 3 on tags, certificates missing. 24.51 grams total. Full shields and crosses, light corrosion only, one more toned than the other. With Fisher tags #114 and 2417. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $350-$500.

379. Lot of five Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, as-

sayers not visible, Grade 4, certificates missing. KM-10. 52.50

grams total. Heavily corroded with some edge-loss, all more or less toned. With Fisher tags #4848, 6690, 6871, 6909 and 9621. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $500-$750.

384. Lot of five Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayers not visible, Grade 4, certificates missing. KM-9. 43.75 grams total. Heavily corroded with some edge-loss, all more or less toned, at

380. Lot of five Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, as-

least one probably an 8R. With Fisher tags #1460, 1814, 2897, 4314 and 7163. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $500-$750.

sayers not visible, Grade 4, certificates missing. KM-10. 48.77

grams total. Heavily corroded with some edge-loss, all more or less toned. With Fisher tags #4389, 6950, 6794, 7053 and 10,035. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $500-$750.

385. Lot of five Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayers not visible, Grade 4, certificates missing. KM-9. 41.70

grams total. Heavily corroded with some edge-loss, all more or less toned. With Fisher tags #1116, 4073, 6053, 6262 and 9759. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $500-$750.

Potosí 4R

Potosí 2R

386. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer not

visible, Grade 2. KM-8. 5.40 grams. Good cross (nearly full), weaker

381. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer not

visible, Grade 1, certificate missing.

Bold full shield (off-center), full but weaker cross, full denomination, light surface corrosion, spotty toning. With Fisher tag #3186. Estimate: $350-$500.

shield, some flat areas and pitting. With Fisher tag and certificate #80M5003. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $400-$600.

KM-9. 12.50 grams.

387. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer not

visible, Grade 3. KM-8. 2.43 grams. Good cross and traces of shield despite heavy corrosion, colorful toning around edge. With Fisher tag and certificate #00M-49950. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $300-$450.

382. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer not

visible, Grade 5. KM-9. 7.19 grams. Heavily corroded, with just faint traces of shield and cross remaining. With Fisher tag and certificate #00M-57183. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $125$200.

São José, sunk in 1622 off Mozambique, east of Africa

388. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer

389. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1618F, Grade 3,

A, Grade 1, NGC Shipwreck Effect / São José, with promotional box. S-M16; KM-44.3. Broad flan with full shield and crown and

cross-and-tressure, clear assayer A and full denomination 8, minor corrosion and some toning. Housed in wooden promotional box with generic certificate from the salvagers, pedigreed to our Auction #10, with original lot-tag #282. NGC #1975907-016. Estimate: $350-$500.

very rare, NGC Shipwreck Effect / São José, with promotional box. S-M17; KM-44.3. Bold date and oMF, full shield and cross,

moderately corroded all over. Housed in wooden promotional box with generic certificate from the salvagers, pedigreed to our Auction #10, with original lot-tag #286. NGC #1974063-006. Estimate: $250-$375.

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“Spice Islands wreck,” sunk ca. 1629 off Southeast Asia

23.01 grams. Exquisite full cross-lions-castles, well-detailed shield with

392. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer D. S-M18a; KM-45. 22.71 grams. Choice full shield and cross with full

bold oMF, light surface corrosion and minor edge-split, nicely toned. Estimate: $200-$300.

oMD and denomination 8, minimal surface corrosion, lightly toned obverse. Estimate: $200-$300.

391. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer

393. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer not

390. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer F.

D.

S-M18a; KM-45. 26.35 grams. Very solid and corrosion-free flan of varying thickness (as made), with boldest imaginable oMD, denomination 8 and king’s name, excellent full shield and cross, nice toning. Estimate: $200-$300.

visible, denomination as “O-III-V.” KM-10. 24.75 grams. Excep-

tionally broad flan with choice full shield and crown and cross (some doubling), full denomination in wrong order, bold first 1 of date, light corrosion near edge only. Estimate: $200-$300.

Concepción, sunk in 1641 off Hispaniola 394. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1638(TR), rare.

S-P27; KM-19a; CT-481.

26.83 grams. Clear 638 of date outside full but doubled cross, full shield with flat

areas, thick flan with minimal surface corrosion, gunmetal toning. With (generic) certificate and insert-tag #329. Estimate: $250-$375.

395. Uncleaned clump of four cobs (three 8 reales and one 2 reales). 93.41 grams. Attractive display of dark coins in a small pile, with “flat” side totally coated with white and green encrustation while the exposed side reveals that it is a stack of two 8R resting on a sideby-side platform consisting of the 2R and the remaining 8R, all the coins apparently solid. Estimate: $500-$750.

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396. Uncleaned clump

of five cobs (two 8 reales and three 4 reales). 98.34

grams. A small pile with very solid coins held together with white (on the bottom) and greenish (top) encrustation, the coins dark and hard to make out in terms of details, great little display. Estimate: $500-$750.

397. Uncleaned clump of

four cobs (three 8 reales and one 4 reales). 82.41

grams. Cute display consisting of

a loose stack of three coins with the fourth coin (showing full cross) jutting out at a 45-degree angle, most surfaces coated with substantial white encrustation, the coins dark gray. Estimate: $400-$600.

398. Uncleaned clump of 24 small cobs (all 2R and 1R). 139.69 grams. This is basically four fallen stacks at dif-

ferent angles with each other, with just enough encrustation between them to hold them all together solidly, the coins dark but solid and with some good details visible, a great little display. Estimate: $500-$750.

“San Francisco wreck,� sunk ca. 1647 off the Cape Verde Islands, west of Africa 399. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer P. S-M19;

KM-45. 18.94 grams. Bold cross, full oMP and shield despite moderate corrosion all over, patch of thick, dark encrustation on shield, rare provenance (salvaged by Arqueonautas). With certificate. Estimate: $125-$200.

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Capitana, sunk in 1654 off Chanduy, Ecuador Shield-type

400. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (16)46, assayer not visible, 403. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1649O, with crowned-L

countermark on cross, ex-Ponterio “La Capitana” sale. S-P35;

upper half of shield transposed (very rare), with crownedL countermark on cross. KM-19a. 21.18 grams. No corrosion but

Very smooth surfaces as totally uncorroded, also a broad flan (the low weight therefore inexplicable), with full shield and cross, full assayer, full countermark and very bold full 49 of date, clearly a premium specimen from this wreck. Pedigreed to the Ponterio “La Capitana” auction of April 1999, with original lot-tag #111 and original catalog, and with certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $400-$600.

KM-19b; CT-506. 24.24 grams.

much flatness (the low weight due to fraudulent striking), clear 64 and weak but certain final 6 of date, nearly full countermark, most of shield with clear (and unexpected) transposition error, small patch of dark “horn silver” on that side. With certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $500-up.

401. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1649O/Z, with crowned-S countermark on cross (rare).

S-P35; KM-19b; CT-507. 25.66 grams.

Broad flan, no corrosion, choice full shield with bold denomination to right and P-O/Z to left, full but off-center cross-and-tressure with full date in legend and choice full countermark in center, nicely toned, edge-split. With certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $500-$750.

404. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1649O, with two countermarks (crowned-L and crowned-•T•) on cross, very rare.

S-P35; KM-19b; CT-506. 25.65 grams. Broad flan with some flat areas (and parts of edge crude and cracked) but with technically full shield and cross, the L countermark bold and the T countermark lighter but full, bottom half of date, some light pitting. Pedigreed to the Rob McClung collection. Estimate: $350-$500.

402. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1649O, with crowned-S countermark on cross (rare). S-P35; KM-19b; CT-506. 26.91 grams.

Choice and uncorroded, with bold full P-O to left of full shield, full cross-and-tressure with full countermark but only the bottoms of the digits of the date visible, nicely toned. With certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $500-$750.

405. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (16)49(O), with crownedL countermark on cross. S-P35; KM-19b; CT-506. 26.20 grams. Bold

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date, good full countermark, full but weaker shield, some flatness but minimal corrosion, edge-crack. With certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $300-$450.


406. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (164)9O, with two 409. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (16)50O, with crown-alone crowned-T countermarks on cross (rare). S-P35; KM-19b; CT-506.

countermark (rare variety) on cross. S-P35; KM-19b; CT-509. 26.78 grams. Exceptionally broad flan with full shield and cross-and-tressure,

20.09 grams. Good full cross with both countermarks full, bold 9 of

date, weaker shield, thin and worn from corrosion but nicely toned. With certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $300-$450.

full P-O and 8-O, bold 50 of date, most of countermark in center, minimal corrosion, slightly wavy flan. With certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $400-$600.

407. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1649O, with crowned-(?) countermark on shield. S-P35; KM-19b; CT-506. 24.28 grams. Broad

flan with very bold full date, full but weak shield and cross, bold upper half of countermark, light surface corrosion. With certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $300-$450.

410. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1650O, with THREE crowned countermarks (two T’s on shield, one script-P on cross), extremely rare. S-P35; KM-19b; CT-509. 18.49 grams. Two

impressively clear T countermarks (one 100% full) on a well-detailed shield with full P-O and 8-O to sides, also full but doubled date on other side (variety with dots between digits) that features a nearly full script-P countermark, the whole coin thin from corrosion and with edge-split but nicely toned. Estimate: $350-$500.

408. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1649)O, with crowned-(?) countermark on cross. S-P35; KM-19b; CT-506. 21.62 grams. Superb full shield with bold full denominations and king’s ordinal IIII, cross also full but moderately pitted, good toning all over. With certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300.

411. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (16)50O, with crownalone countermark on shield. S-P35; KM-19b; CT-509. 27.06 grams.

Very solid, thick and broad, with some doubling but no corrosion, off-center shield with full P-O and countermark, bold 165 of date outside full cross, nicely toned. With certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $300-$450.

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412. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (16)50O, no countermark 415. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1650-51)O, with crown-

(rare).

Broad flan with good full shield and cross (both well centered), bold assayer O to left, doublestruck date, no corrosion, edge-split, nice toning. With certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $250-$375. S-P35; KM-19b; CT-509. 27.25 grams.

413. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1650O, with crowned-O

countermark on shield. S-P35; KM-19b; CT-509. 20.46 grams. Good full

cross-and-tressure and shield, the latter with bold O countermark and clear 8-O to right, bottom half of digits of date, thin from corrosion but nicely toned. With certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $250-$375.

alone countermark (rare variety) on cross. S-P35; KM-19b. 17.90

grams. Very bold full cross-and-tressure with full (and intricate) countermark, bold full shield with two assayers, nicely toned but thin from corrosion and with edge-crack. With certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $250-$375.

416. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1650-51)O, with crownedL countermark on cross. S-P35; KM-19b. 25.17 grams. Bold countermark in center of full but partially weak cross with full 6 of date in periphery, shield full but with light surface corrosion, two edge-splits. With certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $250-$375.

414. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1650-51)O, with arms

countermark on cross. S-P35; KM-19b. 26.55 grams. Nice full shield, good full cross-and-tressure (off-center), two assayers, bold but peripheral countermark, light surface corrosion, some black toning in crevices. With certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $250-$375.

417. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1650-51)O, with crownedL countermark on cross. S-P35; KM-19b. 24.85 grams. Choice full shield with two assayers and bold denomination, full but doubled and off-center cross with bold countermark in center, edge-split but no corrosion. With certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $250-$375.

418. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 16(50-51)O, with crownedO countermark on cross. S-P35; KM-19b. 25.52 grams. Broad flan with

full shield and cross (some weak parts), clear P-O and 8-O, bold full 16 of date and countermark in periphery, minor corrosion near edge. With certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $250-$375.

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419. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1650-51)O, no counter- 422. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1651E, with two crowned-

mark (rare). S-P35; KM-19b. 22.00 grams. Full shield and cross, two bold assayers, much legend, some weak spots but minimal corrosion, toned in crevices. With certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300.

L countermarks (rare) on shield. S-P36; KM-19b; CT-511. 24.78 grams.

Full 16 and final 1 of date outside full cross (some weak spots), good full shield with bold assayer to left and two full countermarks, minimal surface corrosion and nice toning, edge-crack. With certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $350-$500.

420. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1650-51)O, with crowned•F• countermark on shield. S-P35; KM-19b. 20.62 grams. Full and

well-detailed shield with two assayers, peripheral countermark, good full cross-and-tressure, thin from corrosion but nicely toned. With certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300.

423. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1)651E, with crowned-O countermark on cross. S-P36; KM-19b; CT-511. 25.51 grams. Full shield and crown, bold assayer to left, 100% full countermark on full cross, light surface corrosion and spotty toning, edge-crack. With certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $300-$450.

421. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1650-51)O, with unidentified countermark on cross. S-P35; KM-19b. 24.11 grams. Broad flan

with practically no corrosion, bold full cross with weak countermark, good full shield, bold king’s ordinal IIII, light toning, edge-crack. With certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300.

424. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (16)51E, with arms coun-

termark on cross. S-P36; KM-19b; CT-511. 23.19 grams. Choice full cross with clear partial countermark at edge, full but off-center shield with full (PHIL)IPPVS IIII in legend, minimal surface corrosion, edge-split, nice toning. With certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $300-$450.

425. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (16)51E, with crowned-•F•

countermark on shield. S-P36; KM-19b; CT-511. 24.49 grams. Large edge-crack terminating in very bold full countermark on choice full shield, full but weak cross, nice toning, minimal surface corrosion. With certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $300-$450.

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426. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 16(5)1E, with crowned•F• countermark on shield. S-P36; KM-19b; CT-511. 27.45 grams.

Extremely bold and complete countermark (rare thus) on well-detailed full shield, most of king’s name and ordinal in legend, full but partially weak cross, full 16 of date, nicely toned, minimal surface corrosion. Estimate: $300-$450.

427. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E, very rare, with unidentified countermark on cross. S-P36; KM-19b; CT-515. 24.95

429. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1651-2)E, with

crowned-1652 countermark (rare) on cross. S-P36; KM-19b. 22.30 grams. Superb full cross with nearly full countermark (pentagonal), the

shield full and well detailed also, nice toning, light surface corrosion, two small edge-splits. With certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $300-$450.

430. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 165(1-2)E, no countermark (rare). S-P36; KM-19b. 26.30 grams. Broad flan with choice full shield

grams. Broad flan, good full cross with 100% full date (the 165 bold), deep but incomplete countermark, doubled and scraped shield on other side, edge-split, good toning, minimal surface corrosion. With certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $500-$750.

and crown and cross-lions-castles, much legend (including bold 16 of date), minimal corrosion, nicely toned fields. With certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $300-$450.

431. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 165(1-2)E, with crown-

428. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1651-2)E, with crown-

alone countermark (rare variety) on cross. S-P36; KM-19b. 27.10

grams. Completely corrosion-free, with very smooth surfaces (looks like non-salvage), some flat areas, off-center shield, full cross with full countermark in center, part of edge bent over. With certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $300-$450.

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alone countermark on shield. S-P36; KM-19b. 26.46 grams. Solid flan, full crown and shield with nearly full countermark, full cross with bold 165 od date, no corrosion, toned fields, edge-split. With certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $300-$450.

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435. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1649-52)(O or E), with two crowned-O countermarks on shield (rare). KM-19b. 23.46

432. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1651-2)E, with crowned-L

countermark on cross. S-P36; KM-19b. 25.09 grams. Broad flan with

grams. Nice full crown and shield with most of both countermarks

minimal surface corrosion but much flatness of strike, the countermark nearly full and darkly toned, bold king’s ordinal IIII. With certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $250-$375.

visible (light surface corrosion), pristine full cross (some flatness), light toning. With certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $300-$450.

436. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1649-52)(O or E), with crowned-•F• countermark on shield. KM-19b. 17.25 grams. Cor-

433. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1651-2)E, with crowned-o countermark on cross. S-P36; KM-19b. 22.65 grams. Thin and broad

roded and thin but with very bold dot-F of countermark (enhanced by toning), most of shield. With certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300.

but without visible corrosion, bold full cross, good full crown, bold countermark with brockage of same on shield side, small edge-split. Pedigreed to the Rob McClung collection. Estimate: $250-$375.

437. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip IV, assayer not visible (ca. 1649), with two crowned-a countermarks (very rare) on cross. KM-17a. 12.89 grams. Crudely struck but uncorroded,

434. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1651-52)E, with crowned-(?) countermark on cross.

S-P36; KM-19b. 21.25 grams.

Non-round flan (one straight side), thin from corrosion but with full and well-detailed cross and shield, toned in crevices. With certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300.

somewhat concave due to the two countermarks (one on top of the other), the “a’s” in the countermarks not visible but with distinctive crowns, small edge-splits. With certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $400-$600.

438. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip IV, assayer not visible (ca. 1649), with crown-alone countermark on shield.

KM-17a. 13.26 grams. Bold full countermark, the coin lightly struck (not

really corroded) but with decent full cross, edge-split. With certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300.

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439. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1650O, with crowned-L

countermark on cross. S-P35; KM-17b. 13.33 grams. Bold full countermark near middle of full cross, full shield with bold assayer to left, clear bottom half of date, minimal surface corrosion, nice toning. With certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $300-$450.

441. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, (1650-1)O, no countermark (rare). S-P35; KM-17b. 10.02 grams. Good full cross-and-tressure and shield (both centrally flat), full P-O and 4-O, full crown, thin but not visibly corroded, toned in crevices. With certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $250-$375.

442. Lot of six Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip III and

IV, various assayers (where visible). 31.76 grams total. Generally nice shields and crosses with good toning, light corrosion only, one apparently clipped. With tags and certificates from the salvagers. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $500-$750.

443. Lot of ten Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1R, Philip III and IV,

440. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, (1)651O, with crowned-L

countermark on cross. S-P35; KM-17b. 7.67 grams. Full countermark, bold date but large crack and thin from corrosion, clear P-O to left of doubled shield. With certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $300$450.

various assayers (where visible). 22.96 grams total. Generally nice shields and crosses with good toning, light corrosion only, highly desirable lot for resale. With tags and certificates from the salvagers. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

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1652 Transitionals 444. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1(652)E transitional Type IV/A.

S-P37; KM-A20.4; CT-432. 21.88 grams. Good

full pillars-and-waves with (F)-8-IIII at top and E-8-E at bottom, bold full shield with clear A-P-8 to left (the O-E-52 to right weak), moderate surface corrosion with toning. Estimate: $250-$375.

445. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales Royal (galano), 1652E Transitional Type V/B mule, unique, ex-Ullian, Horner Plate Coin. S-P37; KM-unl; CT-unl. 25.63 grams. A very impressive shipwreck coin, in terms of both strike (details) and preservation, with all details

even and full (including the legends), just some doubling on the pillars side keeping it from perfection, also notably well toned and almost totally lacking in surface corrosion. In the accompanying letter, conservator Ruth explains that this coin was among 33 “very rare and unique” coins that were “marked for special processing,” and this particular coin was photographed at that point for inclusion in Horner’s book. The letter goes on to describe how Ullian (as an investor) received the coin in his division and brought it to us for evaluation before encapsulation by ANACS. What is not revealed in the letter is that we sold the coin for Lou in 2005, and at some point it was removed from the ANACS slab. By our records no other Royals for Type/B are known (missing in Lázaro). Pedigreed to the Lou Ullian collection and Plate Coin in the book Shipwreck (1999), by Dave Horner, with 2012 letter from the conservator, Joel Ruth, to a previous owner, explaining its pedigree, also with ANACS tag that says AU 50 / 1652-P 8R / POTOSÍ ROYAL TRANS / “CAPITANA” ECUADOR. Estimate: $6,000-$9,000.

446. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E, Transitional Type V/B mule, rare. S-P37; KM-unl; CT-unl. 23.14 grams. Lots of detail but all rather

doubled, the Type-V variety revealed by a lack of horizontal lines, two dates (52 between pillars and 652 below cross), full king’s name and ordinal, minimal corrosion. With certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $500-$750.

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447. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1652E Transitional,

McLean Type I, rare.

S-P37; KM-A18; CT-733. 10.06 grams. Good waves with full pillars, top row F-(4)-IIII and bottom row E-4-E, full but corroded shield with clear 52 to right, thin overall. With certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300.

450. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E post-transitional

(Transitional Type VIII/B), 1-PH-6 at top. S-P37a; KM-21; CT-434.

22.81 grams. Choice full waves and pillars (fat) with bold 1-PH-6 at

Pillars-and-waves

top, the cross also full but corroded, two dates, three mintmarks and assayers, light brown toning in crevices. Pedigreed to the Rob McClung collection. Estimate: $200-$300.

448. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E post-transitional

451. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E post-transitional

26.65 grams. Big, solid coin with three dates and mintmarks and assay-

27.86 grams. Particularly bold date below good full cross, full pillars-

(Transitional Type VIII/B), 1-PH-6 at top. S-P37a; KM-21; CT-434.

(Transitional Type VIII/B), 1-PH-6 at top. S-P37a; KM-21; CT-434.

ers, good full pillars-and-waves and cross-lions-castles, much legend, nice toning, minimal surface corrosion. Pedigreed to the Rob McClung collection. Estimate: $250-$375.

and-waves with weak second date but bold 1-PH-6 at top, solid overall (no corrosion), three mintmarks and assayers. Pedigreed to the Rob McClung collection. Estimate: $200-$300.

449. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E post-transitional

452. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1653E, •PH• at top, ex-

with full pillars-and-waves, most of cross, clear 52 date in legend, no corrosion but old scrape on pillars. With certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300.

Three dates, good full cross and pillars-and-waves, bold PH at top, full king’s name, no corrosion but some wear, toned in crevices, desirable pedigree. Pedigreed to the Ponterio “La Capitana” auction of April 1999, with original lot-tag #340 and original catalog, and with certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $250-$375.

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(Transitional Type VIII/B), 1-PH-6 at top. S-P37a; KM-21; CT434. 27.36 grams. Somewhat oblong and bent but very thick and solid,

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S-P37a; KM-21; CT-437. 27.35 grams.


456. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1652E post-transitional

453. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1653E, with PH at top.

S-P37a; KM-21; CT-437. 26.56 grams. Smooth surfaces (toned) as corrosionfree, with full PH and pillars-and-waves, full (off-center) cross with king’s ordinal IIII, trivial doubling, two dates. Pedigreed to the Rob McClung collection. Estimate: $250-$375.

(Transitional Type VIII/B), 1-PH-6 at top. S-P37a; KM-18; CT735. 9.11 grams. Round flan, thin from corrosion, with three dates and

mintmarks and assayers, full but messy pillars-and-waves and cross. With certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $250-$375.

457. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1653E, •PH• at top. S-P37a;

454. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1653E, •PH• at top. S-P37a;

KM-18; CT-740. 13.62 grams. Choice, solid specimen (practically no corrosion) with good full pillars-and-waves with bold date, bold PH at top, also full cross with second date below, nicely toned, slightly bent. With certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $350-$500.

KM-21; CT-437. 27.52 grams. Solid and uncorroded (some flatness and old scrape), three dates, good waves and cross, toned fields. With certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300.

458. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1653E, •PH• at top. S-P37a;

KM-18; CT-740. 13.36 grams. Round flan with well-centered full cross, full pillars with light corrosion on that side only. With certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $175-$250.

455. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1654E. S-P37a; KM-21; CT-438.

26.28 grams. Full pillars-and-waves with clear date and two bold mint-

marks, also full (but cruder) cross with second date below, minimal surface corrosion. With generic certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300.

459. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1654E, rotated-4 denomi-

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nation (very rare), PH at top. S-P37a; KM-18. 13.91 grams. Solid flan with no corrosion, good full pillars-and-waves with clear rotated (or retrograde) 4 for denomination (known for 1653 but this is the first we’ve seen for 1654), decent full cross, two dates, three mintmarks and assayers, nicely toned. With certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $400-$600.

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Unidentified ca.-1671 wreck in Seville Harbor, Spain

460. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1658E, pomegranate at top on both sides.

Good full cross-lions-castles and choice full pillars, two bold dates and assayers, three mintmarks, dark sheen of “horn silver” all over but minimal corrosion. Estimate: $200-$300. S-P37a; KM-21; CT-446. 22.51 grams.

462. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1667E, Charles II. S-P37b;

KM-26; CT-342. 22.28 grams. Good pillars-and-waves and cross despite light to moderate corrosion, three dates including full 1667 in legend, -LVS of king’s name visible, toned all over. Estimate: $200-$300.

463. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1669E.

461. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1666E. S-P37a; KM-21; CT-455.

S-P37b; KM-26; CT-

Slightly off-center strike with bold centers but flat peripheries, two dates, no corrosion, lightly toned, two edge-cracks. Estimate: $200-$300. 344. 26.91 grams.

27.02 grams. Broad flan with flat spots but no corrosion, toned all over,

parts of all three dates. Estimate: $125-$200.

Consolación, sunk in 1681 off Santa Clara Island, Ecuador Mexico

464. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, Philip II, assayer oF below mintmark M to left, rare. S-M13; KM-26. 2.84 grams. Thin from corrosion but with good full shield and cross, full MoF to left, lightly toned. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M180161. Estimate: $70-$100.

Lima 465. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1659V, “Star of Lima” type. S-L5; KM-15; CT-989. 2.54 grams. Doublestruck and lightly corroded but with good full pillars (clear V to left and I to right) and good full cross. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M180171. Estimate: $100-$150.

466. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1659V, “Star of Lima” type, date as “159.” S-L5; KM-15; CT-989. 2.33 grams. Strange variety with 6 omitted in date and middle column separated by two horizontal lines (like on

pillars-and-waves types), assayer V to left, good cross, minimal corrosion. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M180168. Estimate: $100-$150.

467. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1659V, “Star of Lima” type, date as “169.” S-L5; KM-15; CT-989. 2.57 grams. Full waves with clear 169 date (lacking a 5), full but off-center cross, very light surface corrosion. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M180169. Estimate: $100-$150.

468. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1660V, “Star of Lima” type, date at bottom, rare. S-L5; KM-15; CT-990. 1.50 grams. Moderately

corroded but with good full cross and bold pillars with crown at top above I*I, 60 and PLVS, assayer V to right. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M180166. Estimate: $125-$200.

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Potosí 1652 Transitionals

469. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1652E Transitional, McLean Type IV, rare. S-P37; KM-A16.1; CT-897. 2.92 grams. Very

473. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1674E. S-P37b; KM-26; CT-349.

thin from corrosion but somehow with choice full pillars-and-waves (showing P-H-E across top and E-2-P across bottom) and cross-lionscastles (with date 652 below, P to left and E to right). With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M180145. Estimate: $200-$300.

26.19 grams. Choice and solid (uncorroded) with full pillars-and-waves

and (off-center) cross, three dates, lightly toned. With ROBCAR photocertificate #M180128. Estimate: $400-$600.

470. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1652E Transitional, McLean Type I, rare. S-P37; KM-A13.1. 3.01 grams. No corrosion, with choice full

crown above pillars with F-I-IIII across top and E-I-E across bottom, also choice full shield with P to left and E to right (clearly lacking the I’s above each mentioned erroneously in McLean, as rectified by Mastalir). With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M180144. Estimate: $100-$150.

474. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1675E. S-P37b; KM-26; CT-350.

18.15 grams. Bold cross and pillars with 675 date in legend and 75 date between pillars, natural flan crack, moderate corrosion. Estimate: $200-$300.

471. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1652E Transitional, McLean Type II. S-P37; KM-B13.2. 2.34 grams. Good full shield with clear (I)-A-

P-5 to left and I-O-E-2 to right, off-center pillars with (F)-I-IIII across top and (E )-I-E across bottom, light surface corrosion. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M180143. Estimate: $100-$150.

Potosí pillars-and-waves

475. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1676E.

S-P37b; KM-26; CT351. 17.93 grams. Broad flan with full pillars-and-waves and nearly full

cross, flat peripheries, two weak but certain dates, typical corrosion, edge-split, lightly toned. Estimate: $200-$300.

472. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer E (1660s).

S-P37a; KM-21. 19.90 grams. Interesting coin with natural bubble-hole and cracks (also corroded), full pillars-and-waves and cross, lightly toned. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M180129. Estimate: $125-$200.

476. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1678E. S-P37b; KM-26; CT-354.

20.99 grams. Bold but off-center cross, bold full pillars-and-waves, moderate corrosion, gunmetal toning. Estimate: $200-$300.

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477. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1679C, flipover double- 480. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1679V. S-P39; KM-26; CT-359. 19.07 grams. Bold full pillars-and-waves (slightly doubled) with date

strike, Seliger Plate Coin. S-P38; KM-26; CT-357. 20.32 grams. Bold full

in legend, heavily corroded cross, nicely toned. With ROBCAR photocertificate #M180133. Estimate: $175-$250.

pillars-and-waves (slightly doubled) with clear date and two assayers, bold full cross on other side with pillars design repeated on that side, bold second date, moderate corrosion, nicely toned. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M003384, plated on page 102 of Isla el Muerto and the Treasures of the Consolación (2nd ed, 2008), by William Gene Seliger. Estimate: $250-$375.

481. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1679C. S-P38; KM-25; CT-505.

6.84 grams. Bold pillars with clear date and assayer, two mintmarks, the cross also bold with second date and third mintmark, thin from corrosion and with edge-crack, nicely toned. With HRC photo-certificate #5159. Estimate: $125-$200.

478. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1679V/C.

S-P39; KM-26;

Bold full pillars-and-waves with clear date, two mintmarks and two clear V/C assayers, the cross also full with second date below and third assayer (clean V) to right, moderate corrosion, nice toning, edge-splits. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M0180241. Estimate: $200-$300. CT-358. 19.32 grams.

482. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1679V. S-P39; KM-25; CT-506.

9.72 grams. Choice full pillars-and-waves and cross (the latter offcenter), thin from corrosion but not so pitted as most, nicely toned. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M180120. Estimate: $150-$225.

479. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1679V, assayer at top left

and bottom right (rare). S-P39. 19.54 grams. Somewhat weak strike all over but with bold full waves and both assayers on that side in the wrong spots, moderate corrosion, nicely toned. With ROBCAR photocertificate #M180132. Estimate: $200-$300.

483. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1680V. S-P39; KM-25; CT-507.

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10.37 grams. Very choice full pillars-and-waves and cross-lions-castles, two dates and assayer, three mintmarks, still somewhat thin but nowhere near the usual amount of corrosion, also lovely toning, a real shipwreck gem. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M180121. Estimate: $350-$500.

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489. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1672E. S-P37b; KM-24; CT-599.

484. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1680V.

S-P39; KM-25; CT-

Nice full cross and pillars-and-waves, two dates and assayers and mintmarks, thin from corrosion but less so than most, attractively toned. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M180119. Estimate: $250-$375.

507. 11.33 grams.

5.55 grams. Oddly oblong shape with light corrosion but pillars and cross still full. With HRC photo-certificate #5111. Estimate: $100$150.

490. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1677+76E, rare. S-P37b. 5.47 grams. Broad flan with less corrosion than most, good full cross with date 776 below, full but off-center pillars with date 77 in between. With HRC photo-certificate #5137. Estimate: $125-$200.

485. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1680V. S-P39; KM-25; CT-507.

6.56 grams. Very bold full pillars, weaker cross, two dates and mint-

marks, three assayers, nicely toned but rather thin from corrosion. With HRC photo-certificate #5176. Estimate: $125-$200.

486. Lot of five Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Charles II,

assayers C and V, various dates (where visible). KM-25. 30.83 grams total. Thin from corrosion but with clear pillars and crosses, all

491. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1677E.

S-P37b; KM-24; CT-

Bold full cross with bold denomination 2 at top and E to right, full pillars with two more E’s and clear date 77, thin from corrosion. With HRC photo-certificate #5145. Estimate: $100-$150. 605. 3.20 grams.

with visible assayers but not all dates visible, lightly toned. With HRC photo-certificate #5155, 5158, 5169, 5187, 5190. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $400-$600.

487. Lot of ten Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip IV and

Charles II, various dates and assayers (where visible). 64.30 grams total. Thin from corrosion but with clear pillars and crosses,

lightly toned, one with backwards-4 denomination and several with clear dates and/or assayers. With HRC photo-certificates #5170, 5188, 5198, 5201, 5202, 5203, 5204, 5209, 5210, 5211. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $600-$900.

492. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1677E. S-P37b; KM-24; CT-605.

3.04 grams. Choice full pillars and cross, two dates, three mintmarks (1R-sized punches), thin from corrosion. With HRC photo-certificate #5124. Estimate: $100-$150.

488. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1671E. S-P37b; KM-24; CT-598.

3.01 grams. Choice full pillars and cross-lions-castles (well centered),

clear date and assayer, three mintmarks, edge-crack and thinning from corrosion but nicely toned. With HRC photo-certificate #5139. Estimate: $100-$150.

493. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1679C. S-P38; KM-24; CT-607.

4.83 grams. Choice full cross and pillars, three assayers and mintmarks,

possible 9/8 in date (also possible over-assayer C/E), minimal corrosion, nice toning. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M180123. Estimate: $125-$200.

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500. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1675+65E. S-P37b. 3.50 grams.

494. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1679C. S-P38; KM-24; CT-607.

Odd-shaped flan with more surface corrosion than weight would indicate, scarce mule with 75 date between pillars and 65 date below cross, nice tops of pillars. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M180140. Estimate: $75-$110.

3.91 grams. Good and well-centered full cross, off-center pillars-and-

waves, clear date and assayer, somewhat worn from corrosion. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M180118. Estimate: $100-$150.

495. Lot of five Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip IV and Charles II, various dates and assayers. 13.54 grams total. Generally good crosses and pillars with nice toning despite thinning from corrosion, one actually a 1652 Transitional (date not visible), McLean Type I. With HRC photo-certificates #5129, 5131, 5134 and 5135 and ROBCAR photo-certificate #M180160. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $400-$600.

496. Lot of five Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip IV and Charles II, various dates and assayers. 13.83 grams total. Gener-

501. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1675+65E. S-P37b. 3.23 grams.

Nice pillars with bold mintmark and assayer and date 75 (plus 16 in legend), the date below the cross 65 instead (scarce mule), minimal corrosion. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M180163. Estimate: $75-$110.

ally good crosses and pillars with nice toning despite thinning from corrosion, all with clear dates. With HRC photo-certificate #5120 (says 1 real in error), 5121 (says 1 real in error), 5138, 5143, 5144. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $400-$600.

502. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1677/6E. S-P37b; KM-23. 4.73

497. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1660E. S-P37a; KM-13; CT-1060. 1.93 grams. Bold full pillars-and-waves (off-center), good full cross,

three dates, lightly corroded. With HRC photo-certificate #5115. Estimate: $70-$100.

grams. Extra-thick flan (oversized) with no corrosion, full pillars-andwaves with clear 77/6 overdate (scarce) and 16 of second date in legend, partial third date below cross, most of king’s name, two mintmarks and assayers. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M180141. Estimate: $100-$150.

498. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1671E. S-P37b; KM-23; CT-707.

3.27 grams. Virtually corrosion-free and nicely toned, with well-detailed cross, nearly full waves, two dates. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M003344. Estimate: $100-$150.

503. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1677/6E. S-P37b; KM-23. 3.11

grams. Bold full pillars with clear 77/6 overdate, bottom half of cross choice with bold second date (clean) below, nicely toned, no corrosion. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M180162. Estimate: $100-$150.

504. Lot of ten Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1R, Philip IV and Charles

499. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1673E. S-P37b; KM-23; CT-709.

2.40 grams. Excellent full pillars and cross, both well centered and crisply detailed and perfectly oriented on a lemon-shaped flan, no corrosion, nicely toned, three mintmarks, two dates and assayers. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M180137. Estimate: $100-$150.

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II, various dates and assayers. 23.74 grams total. Generally good crosses and pillars with nice toning despite thinning from corrosion, generally clear dates, desirable lot for resale. With HRC photo-certificates #5104, 5105, 5106, 5108, 5109, 5110, 5113, 5114 and 5117, and ROBCAR photo-certificate #M180142. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $600-$900.


Clumps

505. Clump of 30 small silver cobs of Potosí, Bolivia, mostly 1R, Philip IV and Charles II, many dated.

108.97 grams total. A terrific assemblage of

small but well-detailed cobs held together by dark encrustation with little bits of shell and rock, containing a few stacks but mostly just a random jumble, could be broken apart for individual coins but irreplaceable as a unique display. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

506. Clump of nine Potosí, Bolivia, silver

cobs (one 8R and eight 1R), several dated.

52.66 grams total. Flattish clump with the 8R as an

anchor and all the little cobs splayed out on top of it, held together by dark encrustation, all the coins solid and with clear details, a great display but could also be broken apart for individual coins. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

507. Clump of ten Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1R,

Philip IV and Charles II, many dated. 41.84 grams total. Flat pile with most of the coins totally dark and crusty (as found) but a few on one side slightly cleaned to expose clear pillars-side details, with lots of pebbles and shell bits in the grayish encrustation. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

508. Clump of three Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, dated 1663E, 1677E and 1679 (assayer not visible), ex-Spink.

52.88 grams total. All three coins a bit thin but with good details

(including date) as partially cleaned (also nicely toned), yet still solidly anchored together with dark encrustation hidden inside the stack. Pedigreed to the Spink (New York) auction of December 2001, with original lot-tag #743 and with “Isla de Muerto Shipwreck” tag #04900. Estimate: $600-$900.

509. Clump of two Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, one 1679C and the other with date and assayer not visible, ex-Spink. 43.44 grams total. Just two 8R fused together with minimal encrustation but both solid despite the usual corrosion, also nicely toned, one with pillars side out and other with cross side out. Pedigreed to the Spink (New York) auction of December 2001, with original lot-tag #738 and with “Isla de Muerto Shipwreck” tag #04904. Estimate: $350-$500.

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510. Encrusted clump of three Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1R,

Philip IV and/or Charles II. 13.62 grams total. Really cute little strip of four overlapping coins in a straight, flat line with all the coins completely cocooned in green and dark gray encrustation with small shell bits. Estimate: $150-$225.

511. Encrusted clump of three Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1R, Philip IV and/or Charles

II. 11.32 grams total. Neat stack of three little coins, all fully encrusted in dark brown oxidation with some whitish-gray. Estimate: $150-$225.

512. Clump of four Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1/2R (rare denomination), Philip IV and/or Charles

II, one dated 1673. 5.59 grams total. Small, tight stack of tiny coins, all dark and uncleaned except for one at the end that shows a clear date. Estimate: $125-$200.

513. Clump of four Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1/2R (rare denomination), Philip IV and/or Charles

II, one dated 1673. 4.65 grams total. A spread-out stack of three tiny coins, all thin from corrosion but with clear details on end coins (cleaned), all darkly toned and held together well with encrustation. Estimate: $125-$200.

514. Encrusted clump of two Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1/2R (rare denomination), Philip IV and/or Charles II. 6.22 grams total. Two small, thin coins that are just loaded with thick, grayish encrustation, a nice but very small display. Estimate: $100-$150.

Spanish 1681 Fleet off Panama

515. Spanish colonial cob 1R, completely encrusted, reportedly from the Boticaria site (1681). 6.84 grams total. Just one small coin but with very 3-D quality by virtue of its cocoon of tan-white encrustation with bits of shells and pebbles, a nice little display. Housed in clear-plastic membrane box with name of wreck engraved on outside. Estimate: $125-$200.

Association, sunk in 1707 off the Isles of Scilly, southwest of England 516. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (17)01L, very

rare, ex-Lane. S-M21; CT-301. 26.79 grams. Very strange shape (sort

of rectangular with four points), full 01 of date and oM mintmark, some shield and cross but mostly flat (as usual), lightly corroded (couple pits), important old pedigree. Pedigreed to the W.H. Lane & Son auction of November 1979, with original Lane certificate (gold) and lot-tag #134, also pedigreed to our Auction #13, with original lot-tag #683. Estimate: $500-$750.

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517. London, England, crown, William III, 1696, third bust, OCTAVO on edge. Sp-3472; KM-494.1. 29.25 grams. Choice specimen

with VF details enhanced by contrasting toning, very light surface corrosion, very solid and well preserved. With small box from the salvagers. Estimate: $250-$375.

DeLiefde, sunk in 1711 off the Shetland Islands, north of Scotland 518. Utrecht, United Netherlands, gold ducat, 1711. KM-7.4. 3.43 grams. Deep rich color with hints of luster, knight’s head slightly weak but Mint State nonetheless. With certificate. Estimate: $600-$900.

Feversham, sunk in 1711 off Nova Scotia, Canada 519. PotosĂ­, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1682V. S-P39; KM-24; CT-611. 4.34 grams. Choice full crosslions-castles, bold and full but double-struck pillars, two clear dates, minimal surface corrosion, good toning. Pedigreed to our Auction #15 (lot #605), with our photo-certificate. Estimate: $150-$225.

Spanish 1715 Fleet, east coast of Florida Mexico

520. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (17)08J, rare. S-M22; 521. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1709J, rare. S-M22; KMKM-47; CT-737. 25.57 grams. Full and well-centered cross, most of crown

and shield with full and bold 8 of date, some peripheral flatness but minimal surface corrosion, nicely toned. Reportedly a beach find in the area of Corrigans Wreck after Hurricane Jeanne (2004). Estimate: $300-$450.

47; CT-738. 26.83 grams. Rectangular flan with bold full oMJ, bottoms of digits of date, most of shield and cross, typically flat peripheries but no corrosion, nicely toned. Estimate: $400-$600.

522. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1712J, ex-Ullian.

Very solid flan (no corrosion) with nearly full date, most of shield, off-center cross, flat peripheries, nicely toned. With Real Eight certificate signed by Lou Ullian. Estimate: $300-$450.

S-M22; KM-47; CT-741. 26.52 grams.

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523. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (17)12(J).

S-M22;

Full 12 of date next to nearly full crown, nearly full shield, full but weak cross, light surface corrosion all over. Estimate: $150-$225. KM-47; CT-741. 23.45 grams.

524. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (1)713J. S-M22; KM-47;

Bold full oMJ, bottom half of date, good cross, some crown and most of shield, no corrosion but much flatness as usual, gunmetal toning. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $300-$450.

CT-742. 26.73 grams.

527. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (17)14(J).

S-M22;

Choice full cross and crown, bold full 14 of date, some flatness but 100% corrosion-free with satin-smooth surfaces, nicely toned. Estimate: $300-$450. KM-47; CT-743. 26.48 grams.

528. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (17)14J. S-M22; KM-47;

CT-743. 22.96 grams. Full 14 of date above full oMJ, much wear and flatness but overall still quite solid, with patches of brown toning. Estimate: $200-$300.

525. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1713(J). S-M22; KM-

Full and clear date and mintmark (off-center strike), most of cross despite surface corrosion, much flatness. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $300-$450. 47; CT-742. 23.61 grams.

529. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (17)14(J). S-M22; KM-

47; CT-743. 25.44 grams. Nearly full shield and crown and cross, bottom half of 14 of date, dark from corrosion on part of edge but otherwise rather solid and smooth. Estimate: $175-$250.

526. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (1)714J, ex-Real Eight. S-M22; KM-47; CT-743. 26.62 grams. Bold full 14 of date and oM

mintmark, nearly full shield and cross (new style) but most of the periphery flat, minimal surface corrosion and nice toning, rounder flan than usual. With original (small) Real Eight Co. certificate. Estimate: $300-$450.

530. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 171(4)J. S-M22; KM-47; CT-743. 25.88 grams. Full

171 of date and oMJ, both shown twice due to doubling, most of shield and cross despite flatness, no corrosion. With our photo-certificate. Estimate: $150-$225.

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531. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (1)715J, ex-Ullian.

Nearly full crown and shield with oMJ to left and 8 to right plus full 71 and part of 5 of date in flanpoint, nearly full cross as well, all somewhat doubled, with very light surface corrosion. With Real Eight certificate signed by Lou Ullian. Estimate: $250-$375. S-M22; KM-47; CT-744. 24.35 grams.

534. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer J.

S-M22; KM-47. 25.97 grams. Interesting piece (solid flan) with choice center of shield (also oMJ visible) and good center of cross (slightly corroded) but peripheries flat and with four distinct bevels on shield side corresponding to heavy file marks on cross side, lightly toned. Estimate: $150-$225.

532. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer J,

ex-Goodpaster. S-M22; KM-47. 26.46 grams. Squarish shape with full shield and crown and denomination 8, full cross (“new style� of 1714), richly toned, virtually no corrosion. Pedigreed to the estate of Real Eight conservator Karl H. Goodpaster (our Auction #7, with original lot-tag #496), with original Real Eight certificate stamp-signed by Goodpaster. Estimate: $250-$375.

533. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer J, ex-Goodpaster.

Oval flan with full shield and oMJ and denomination 8, also full cross, not very bold but richly toned, solid and uncorroded. Pedigreed to the estate of Real Eight conservator Karl H. Goodpaster (our Auction #7, with original lot-tag #495), with original (small) Real Eight Co. certificate stamp-signed by Goodpaster. Estimate: $250-$375. S-M22; KM-47. 26.54 grams.

535. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer J.

S-M22; KM-47. 26.50 grams. Elongated flan with details of strike on only

about 30% of the coin (in the center), at least showing a full oMJ (doubled), some dark spots of encrustation but virtually no corrosion. Estimate: $150-$225.

536. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible. KM-47. 27.06 grams. Very odd shape with smooth surfaces and no corrosion (still somewhat worn), bold denomination 8, most of shield and cross. With generic certificate. Estimate: $300-$450.

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540. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible. KM-47. 26.74 grams. Neat rhomboid shape with choice full 537. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible, with hand-signed Fisher certificate. KM-47. 25.25 grams.

cross and nearly full shield, denomination 8 visible, some flatness but no corrosion, mostly toned. Estimate: $150-$225.

Odd, elongated shape with nearly full (and well-centered) shield and cross, minimal surface corrosion but darkly toned and with spots of tan encrustation. With small, 1967 certificate hand-signed by Mel Fisher. Estimate: $200-$300.

541. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not

visible. KM-47. 26.99 grams. Long urn shape with excellent full cross, full shield, denomination 8 partially visible, no corrosion, lightly toned. Estimate: $150-$225.

538. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer

not visible. KM-47. 26.80 grams. Bold denomination 8, most of shield and cross, practically no corrosion (smooth surfaces), unevenly toned. Estimate: $150-$225.

542. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible. KM-47. 27.16 grams. Good full cross, nearly full shield with

clear denomination 8, peripheral flatness but no corrosion, toned all over, blunted point on edge. Estimate: $150-$225.

539. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer

not visible. KM-47. 26.63 grams. Most of cross and crown and shield, bold full dot-8-dot denomination, no corrosion, mostly darkly toned. Estimate: $150-$225.

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543. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not

visible. KM-47. 23.38 grams. Good but incomplete shield and cross, full denomination 8 visible, strange natural lacuna at edge but minimal surface corrosion. Estimate: $150-$225.

544. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales “greenie” (encrusted as found), Philip V, assayer J, ex-Hurricane Jeanne.

S-M22;

KM-47. 26.49 grams. Solid flan with about 80% covered with greenish encrustation but one corner exposed to reveal a full oMJ and small part of date, dark all over. With 2004 photo-certificate from finder Joel Ruth stating recovery after Hurricane Jeanne. Estimate: $250-$375.

546. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales “greenie” (encrusted as found), Philip V, assayer not visible. KM-47. 24.76 grams. Lots of brown, black, gray and green encrustation obscuring what appears to be a solid coin with most of shield and cross in evidence. Estimate: $200-$300.

547. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales “greenie” (encrusted as found), ex-Hurricane Jeanne. 26.81 grams. Complete cocoon of green encrustation with minute bits of shells, solid in appearance with some of cross evident. With certificate stating “J. Ruth 2004 Beach Find.” Estimate: $200-$300.

545. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales “greenie” (encrusted 548. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales “greenie” (encrusted as found), Philip V, assayer not visible, ex-Hurricane Jeanne.

as found). 28.58 grams. Bright orange and sea foam green encrustation

be a near complete shield and cross underneath (well centered). With certificate stating “J. Ruth 2004 Beach Find.” Estimate: $200-$300.

549. Lot of four Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales “greenies” (encrusted as found), with original Mel Fisher certificates.

KM-47. 26.76 grams. Solid and completely encrusted, with what looks to

all over, no details visible but coin appears solid. Estimate: $200-$300.

102.16 grams total. Solid coins with traces of details peeking through

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dark surfaces graced with crusts of green laced with white or tan spots. With hand-signed Mel Fisher certificates and original holders from 1970-1. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $500-$750.

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554. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, 1714J, ex-Ullian. 550. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not

visible, uncleaned as found. KM-47. 26.19 grams. Choice full shield, full but off-center cross peeking through some gray-green encrustation, the coin surfaces very dark. Estimate: $200-$300.

S-M22; KM-40; CT-1019. 12.44 grams. Choice

full crown with clear date, bold oM, most of shield and cross, light surface corrosion and patchy toning, edge-split. With Real Eight certificate signed by Lou Ullian. Estimate: $250-$375.

555. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, 1715(J), rare. S-M22;

Superb full date and mintmark, nearly full crown (well detailed), much flatness but no corrosion and nicely toned all over, blunted points on edge, a premium coin to be sure. Estimate: $500-$750.

KM-40; CT-1020. 13.45 grams.

551. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not

visible, uncleaned as found. KM-47. 27.53 grams. Strange elongated

flan with puffy white globs of encrustation at either end, the exposed middles showing nearly full shield and cross of an early style (ca. 1705). Estimate: $150-$225.

556. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip V, assayer J,

552. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, (1)713(J), rare. S-M22; KM-40; CT-1018. 9.62 grams. Bold full 13 of date next to full crown due

to poor centering, the cross off-center as well but with one castle full, moderate surface corrosion but nice toning. Pedigreed to our Auction #17, with original lot-tag #550. Estimate: $300-$450.

553. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, (17)14(J), ex-Ullian. S-M22; KM-40; CT-1019. 12.78 grams. Superb

full cross-lions-castles, full oM and 14 of date (partial shield and crown), light surface corrosion, patchy toning. With Real Eight certificate signed by Lou Ullian. Estimate: $250-$375.

ex-Ullian. S-M22; KM-40. 13.17 grams. Odd shape with blunt point and one straight edge, choice but off-center shield and cross, full oMJ, nicely toned and corrosion-free. With Real Eight certificate signed by Lou Ullian. Estimate: $200-$300.

557. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip V, assayer not

visible, denomination as “8” (rare error), original Fisher tag, ex-Ullian. KM-40. 12.81 grams. Good full cross, nearly full shield, bold

o of mintmark and most of erroneous denomination 8, no corrosion. With Fisher tag #138518 (certificate missing), showing denomination as “8R,” plus photocopy of Real Eight certificate signed by Lou Ullian. Estimate: $200-$300.

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558. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip V, assayer

not visible, encrusted (as found), with hand-signed Fisher certificate. KM-40. 15.50 grams. Almost the entire cross side coated

with puffy gray encrustation, the shield mostly exposed (appears to be where another coin was attached) but still showing encrustation, neat for display. With small certificate hand-signed by Mel Fisher. Estimate: $200-$300.

562. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1699R. S-L14; KM-24; CT-245. 23.53

grams. Bold full pillars-and-waves and choice full cross-lions-castles on a smallish flan with light surface corrosion, gunmetal toning, two dates and mintmarks. With certificate. Estimate: $350-$500.

559. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales “greenie” (encrusted 563. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1700H. S-L15; KM-24; CT-246. 24.03 as found). 13.19 grams. No details visible due to complete cover of green encrustation on one side, the other side more brown but with tiny shell bits. Estimate: $200-$300.

560. Lot of nine Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales (five) and 2 reales (four), Charles II and Philip V, with original Fisher tags. 67.06 grams total. Even though the denominations are different,

gams. Full but doubled pillars-and-waves with clear date and mintmark, good full cross with bold second date below, localized corrosion, patchy dark toning. With certificate. Estimate: $300-$450.

this is a well-matched bunch of coins because they are all similarly corroded but with good crosses enhanced by darkly toned fields with lacquered surfaces. With seven Cobb Coin Co. tags #CB-84-634, 636, 646, 713, 725, 727 and 728, plus nine generic certificates. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $400-$600.

564. Lima, Peru, cob 4 reales, 1709M, rare.

Lima

S-L18; KM-33;

Superb full cross-lions-castles and very nice full pillars-and-waves as well, both well centered and corrosion-free, with contrasting toning on fields, truly amazing quality for 1715 Fleet. With our photo-certificate. Estimate: $500-$750.

CT-972. 13.66 grams.

Potosí

561. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1697H. S-L13; KM-24; CT-241. 24.06

grams. Great full pillars-and-waves showing every central element, also

good cross-lions-castles, very dark and with light surface corrosion but still very impressive for a Fleet 8R. With certificate. Estimate: $300-$450.

565. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1699F. S-P42; KM-25; CT-529.

11.69 grams. Full pillars-and-waves with clear date and mintmark and assayer, full but off-center cross with bold second assayer to right, light surface corrosion, small dark spots. Estimate: $150-$225.

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Clumps

566. Clump of two Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, uncleaned as found. 44.54 grams total. Tight sandwich of green-white encrustation between two dark and worn coins, not much detail but a nice little display overall. With certificate. Estimate: $250-$375.

567. Lot of five uncleaned cob “biscuits” (cocooned in oxidized

encrustation), various denominations. 60.00 grams total. Very dark coins that are all “puffy” from oxidation with small bits of debris (as found), no coin details visible. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $250-$375.

Captain Sam Bellamy and the Whydah:

The Fateful Decisions that Brought Spanish 1715-Fleet Treasure to the Shores of Cape Cod by Daniel Frank Sedwick

Born in England in 1689, Samuel Bellamy became a sailor early in life and fought for the Royal Navy during Queen Anne’s War (War of Spanish Succession). Like so many other sailors, he was at loose ends after the war, so he decided to go to Cape Cod, probably to seek employment, in the spring of 1715. In July of that same year, the Spanish lost an immeasurable fortune in the 1715 Fleet disaster, wherein many thousands of coins and ingots from Mexico, Peru and Colombia went to the reefs and shores of eastern Florida in a hurricane. Such news was irresistible to an unemployed but experienced sailor like Bellamy, who soon formed a group of fellow adventurers to seek their fortunes chasing the treasures of the 1715 Fleet. This was his Fateful Decision #1. After the sinking of the Spanish 1715 Fleet on July 31, the survivors sent longboats to St. Augustine and Havana to obtain relief. Just two weeks later the Spanish launched a rescue and salvage operation that continued into the year 1718. Without proper defenses, however, the salvage sites were sitting ducks for fortune-seekers, and news quickly spread to the two biggest Caribbean privateers of that time, Henry Jennings of Jamaica and Benjamin Hornigold of the Bahamas. It was not long before both of these famous pirates met Sam Bellamy. Bellamy, along with his chief financial backer and second-in-command, the New Englander Paulsgrave Williams, arrived on the east coast of Florida to find that the Spanish had already begun salvage work and the treasure was not simply there for the taking as they had thought. The easy stuff was already salvaged by the Spaniards and being guarded onshore. Enter the pirates: After the news reached Jamaica in November, the English privateers Henry Jennings and John Wills sped to Florida and raided the salvage camps to come away with a reported 120,000 pesos in treasure. This vast fortune caused quite a stir back in Jamaica and launched a political battle between England and Spain that in effect gave rise to unabashed piracy based in the Bahamas, where eventually the King had no choice but to grant a general pardon in 1718 for any pirates who turned themselves in. Sam Bellamy, meanwhile, faced having to return to New England empty-handed and answer to the investors who financed his salvaging venture, or instead turn to piracy. This was his Fateful Decision #2, and it brought him and his men to the Central American coast, where they exchanged their salvage vessel for two smaller and much faster boats known as periaguas (like huge canoes but capable of handling the seas). For several months they plundered ships off the Mosquito Coast, adding to their crew along the way. While heading to the better target of Cuba, Bellamy encountered the likes of Henry Jennings, fresh off his return to Jamaica with the 1715-Fleet loot. The timing was right for this veteran privateer to become Bellamy’s first pirate mentor. Together they attacked Baya Hondo, on the north coast of Cuba, on April 3, 1716, overpowering a French ship and taking its 28,500-peso windfall in the form of what were no doubt 1715-Fleet coins, which the Spanish in Cuba had just traded for illicit goods from the French. Word of another rich French vessel to the east attracted Jennings’ attention, although his scouts soon found that his rival Benjamin Hornigold had beaten him to it. The over-confident Jennings decided to go after Hornigold, and in a severe lapse of judgment, he left Bellamy with the loot in Baya Hondo. Now known as “Black Sam,” Bellamy took the treasure and ran, which was his Fateful Decision #3. Jennings did not find Hornigold, but somehow Bellamy did, with a different purpose. Hornigold was not just famous for privateering but also for mentoring other buccaneers, most prominently Edward Teach, better known as “Blackbeard,” who was Hornigold’s second-in-command by the time they met Bellamy. Hornigold loved the fact that Bellamy had tricked Jennings, and he gave his new student the sloop Marianne. Throughout the summer of 1716, the pirate flotilla carried out successful raids, but increasingly the pirates grew tired of Hornigold’s policy of not taking British ships or cargo. During a careening stop, it was decided that Black Sam Bellamy would be the new master, and Hornigold, along with his protégé Blackbeard, was sent packing. (As a side note, Hornigold soon retired from piracy, taking advantage of the aforementioned pardon in the Bahamas in 1718, while Blackbeard continued his adventures in one of his prizes, which he named Queen Anne’s Revenge, later lost off the coast of North Carolina in 1718, and was killed by the British Navy in November of that same year.)

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Bellamy, still in the Marianne, proceeded to ransack the Caribbean, taking over 50 ships along the way in a very short amount of time. In December of 1716, off Guadeloupe, Black Sam captured the ship Sultana, made her his new flagship, and installed his second-in-command Williams as captain of the Marianne. In February of 1717, somewhere between Cuba and Haiti, the pirates spotted a new, 300-ton slave galley and chased it for three days before finally taking her without a fight. Her name was Whydah, and she was on the homeward journey after just having exchanged her cargo of slaves for what again had to be Spanish coins from the 1715 Fleet. Bellamy and his men counted the treasure on board—20,000 to 30,000 pounds sterling in value—and divided it into 180 shares, one for each of the 180 pirates in the crew. Also divided were bags of gold from Africa, including gold dust and Akan gold jewelry, and reportedly East Indian jewelry as well. With all this treasure, and considering her newness and agility, Bellamy decided to make Whydah his new flagship and container for all the pirate loot, amounting to some four-and-a-half tons of silver and gold divided into 180 shares, not to mention other goods and an arsenal of cannons. In return for not resisting, Bellamy graciously allowed the former captain of the Whydah to sail away on the Sultana, leaving Bellamy and his pirates with just the Whydah and the Marianne. For whatever reason—be it the needs of a New England carpenter to return to his family, or the objective of starting a new “pirate kingdom,” or simply to make repairs, Bellamy steered the Whydah and Marianne up the east coast and northward to the faraway shores of Maine. Even though each of his 180 pirates now had more wealth to his name than a typical lifetime of earnings for an honest man of that age, the captures did not stop, and the convoy added two more ships, the Mary Anne, which provided the gleeful pirates with a cargo of fine Madeira wine, and the small sloop Fisher, which gave them the benefit of a local navigator in the foggy and treacherous waters of the northeast (the fate of the Marianne at this point is unknown). Drunk from the wine and feeling confident in his ability to safely navigate, Bellamy made his Fateful Decision #4, which would be his last: The ships steered toward Cape Cod. The historical record does not specify that Bellamy intended to stop at Provincetown at the northern tip of the Cape, but the fact is that he turned his ships that way when he should have turned more to the east if he was still headed to Maine. Romantics believe the reason for the return to Cape Cod—ignoring the risks of capture and prosecution—was a woman. Her name was Maria Hallett. Sam Bellamy met her by accident just before he left for the Florida coast in 1715, and the two fell in love immediately. Upon his departure, Bellamy told her he would return with vast treasures, marry her and start a new life with her as prince and princess of some island in the West Indies. Some even say she was pregnant when he left, and bore Bellamy’s son in his absence, only to have that son die under mysterious circumstances, all without Bellamy’s knowledge. It is hard to see Bellamy’s navigation toward Cape Cod on that fateful April night—and indeed the entire northward trek—as less than an attempt to see his beloved. Naturally the story continues with Hallett watching from the shore as the Whydah went down, and of course pining for Bellamy forever after. But as with any good love story, the facts have commingled with fictitious romance, and we will probably never know the truth behind Bellamy’s final fateful decision to steer toward Cape Cod and lose everything. (continued ->) What Bellamy did not know, however, was that a storm was bearing down on the three ships and soon would wreck them all in the shallow sands off Cape Cod. For various reasons, most of the pirates and their captured artisans survived from the other ships, but only two aboard the Whydah lived to tell their tale. The pirates were soon captured and tried for piracy. These trials, in fact, provide many details about Bellamy and the Whydah that we would not know otherwise. In the end, each of the condemned pirates was goaded into penitence by the famous Puritan minister Cotton Mather before execution. Whether dying on the wreck or on the gallows, each pirate missed out on the general pardon of 1718 by just a few months. The next famous figure in this story is Captain Cyprian Southack, the Boston official responsible for retrieving as much of the wreckage as possible. By his account, the Whydah lay in 13 feet of water just 500 feet from shore—but the cold water and poor conditions made it impossible to dive the wreck, not to mention the fact that the ship had capsized and sank into the sand upside-down, with all the treasure therefore buried deep below the ballast and cannons and everything else. His efforts to recover washed-ashore parts of the ship were rebuffed by the beachcombing locals, and he even got stuck with the bill for burying all the dead pirates. But Southack was an expert cartographer, and it was his data that made it possible for the Whydah to be found in modern times by Barry Clifford, whose sleuthing pinpointed the wreck site at more like 20 feet of depth an additional 1000 from the coast, due to erosion and rising sea levels that had even sunk a nearby town that Southack had used for reference. Clifford’s efforts were roundly criticized by the archeological community until his team recovered a large bronze bell with the actual name of the ship on it. Since then, Clifford and his team have recovered 48 cannons (plus twelve more still on site) and literally tons of treasure, including around 15,000 silver coins and hundreds of small pieces of Akan gold, with hundreds more still encased in yet-to-be conserved concretions—but the “mother lode” at the bottom has yet to be reached. It is staggering to think of what riches from the 1715 fleet are yet to be found on the Whydah—intriguingly, there are gaps in dates and types of coins recovered from the 1715 Fleet in modern times that the Whydah instead could account for. Already we have seen among the Whydah recoveries many silver coins from the mints of Lima and Potosi that are scarcely represented in the 1715-Fleet finds of modern times. In gold coins from the Whydah we might expect to see Lima gold cobs of the year 1714, which are rare from the 1715 Fleet (not to mention the controversial date 1715, which may or may not have been possible from the 1715 Fleet for Lima). Most tantalizing of all are the hundreds of Mexican gold “Royals” (round presentation pieces) that are mentioned in contemporary documents but that exist only in small numbers so far from the 1715 Fleet recoveries. Barry Clifford and his company continue to search and salvage the Whydah site. When—not if—they find the “mother lode,” it will be a new day for the collectors and researchers of 1715-Fleet coins!

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Whydah, sunk in 1717 off Cape Cod, Massachusetts

568. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (1)715(J). S-M22; KM-47; CT-744. 25.64 grams. One of the most important shipwreck silver coins

ever, as providing a visible link between the 1715 Fleet and the only documented pirate shipwreck to be salvaged in our time, for this piece shows a clear 1715 date (the 15 bold) next to a nearly full crown in alignment with the axis of an attractively urn-shaped flan with flat bottom, bulbous body and narrow neck, the nearly full cross-lions-castles on the other side at nearly a 45-degree angle to the flan shape, typically flat elsewhere but with only a hint of surface corrosion. Only a few Whydah coins have hit the market, fetching high prices to match the popularity and importance of the wreck, each coin once given as a present to an investor as opposed to being sold by the salvager, Barry Clifford, who maintains a strict policy of keeping the treasure intact and archeologically conserved and presented in his excellent museums on Cape Cod. In the past we have noted a connection between these Whydah coins and the 1715 Fleet, but none shows the link better than this 1715-dated Mexican cob 8R. Barry continues to salvage the Whydah to this day, and he aspires to hit an Atocha-style “mother lode” in the near future. With original (hand-signed) Clifford certificate #107960 plus artifact card from 1989. Estimate: $10,000-up.

569. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1710Y, very rare and popular provenance, in original frame with certificate and drawing

of ship plus new certificate from Barry Clifford. S-P43a; KM-30; CT-1091. 23.50 grams. One of the more important numismatic aspects of

the famous Whydah finds is the fact that a relatively large amount of cobs from Lima and Potosí were recovered, perhaps explaining the relative paucity of those coins found from the 1715 Fleet in our time—in other words, the majority of those coins were stolen off the Fleet wrecks by pirates and ended up with Bellamy on the Whydah! This Potosí specimen shows full but off-center pillars with full date and denomination, all in typically crude, “heavy” style, with no surface corrosion but probable edge loss (the other side not visible due to being glued to the mat), all presented in an attractively framed display made for investors in the failed Silver Screen Partners (Bernstein and Betts) operation (mid1990s) that hoped to greatly expand the Whydah museum and move it to Tampa, Florida. As with all the coins selected for these displays, the certificate mistakenly calls the mint “MEXICO” (also the coin is mounted upside-down), so Barry Clifford and Maritime Explorations, Inc. graciously provided a new certificate for this piece with the mint properly stated; we have left the display intact, however, as a relic of the investment scheme that indirectly brought the otherwise unobtainable Whydah coins to market in recent years. Mounted in a matted picture frame with original Barry Clifford certificate #137746 and color drawing of the ship, with new certificate pasted to back showing correction of mint from Mexico to Potosí. Estimate: $6,000-$9,000.

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Akerendam, sunk in 1725 off Norway

570. Utrecht, United Netherlands, gold ducat, 1724, NGC MS 64 / Akerendam. KM-7.

Exceptional grade (in fact tied with several others for finest known in NGC census), with choice detail on knight, atypical double-striking in legend, muted luster and a few spots of red. NGC #4669205-003. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

571. Utrecht, United Netherlands, gold ducat, 1724, NGC MS 63 / Akerendam. KM-7.

Lustrous and clean with fully detailed knight (even the head), bold lettering all over, just about as perfect as they come. NGC #3702442-006. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

572. Utrecht, United Netherlands, gold ducat, 1724, NGC MS 63 / Akerendam. KM7. Frosty

with luster, choice detail on knight but a few spots slightly weak (including head). NGC #4474998-001. Estimate: $600-$900.

Spanish 1733 Fleet, Florida Keys

573. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1733F, ex-Coffins Patch. KM-103; CT-775. 26.42 grams. Really beautiful for a

shipwreck coin, with bold full AU details enhanced by contrasting toning on fields and the barest trace of surface corrosion all over, great combination of attractive design and strike and preservation. From the “Coffins Patch” site, with certificate from the salvager, pedigreed to our Auction #6, with original lot-tag #492. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

574. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1733F. KMBroad flan with UNC details despite moderate surface corrosion on pillars side, the shield side nearly pristine, nicely toned all over. From the “Coffins Patch” site, with photo-certificate from the salvager. Estimate: $750-$1,100.

103; CT-775. 23.71 grams.

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Vliegenthart, sunk in 1735 off Zeeland, Netherlands 575. Utrecht, United Netherlands, gold ducat, 1729, NGC MS 65 / Vliegenthart, tied for finest known in NGC census. KM-7. Highly lustrous and fully detailed, with a hint of red

toning, one of just three at NGC at this exceptional grade out of more than 70 submissions. NGC #4667400-006. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

576. Utrecht, United Netherlands, gold ducat, 1729, PCGS MS62. KM-7. Bold strike, muted luster with reddish-gold toning, knight’s head typically weak. PCGS #28652644. Estimate: $500-$750. 577. Westfriesland, United Netherlands, gold ducat, 1729, NGC MS 64 / Vliegenthart.

KM-93.2. Brilliantly lustrous as usual for this type (much finer than the Utrecht or Holland styles), the thin flan slightly wavy but fully struck-up with choice details, light yellow color, second highest grade on record for this issue at NGC. NGC #4667400-009. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

578. Westfriesland, United Netherlands, gold ducat, 1729. KM-93.2. Typically lustrous and

choice, Mint State with just a few light marks, weakness near part of edge, attractive promotional display. Housed in a plastic promotional holder with information printed inside, with small certificate from the salvagers, all in a 6-1/2” X 3-1/2” clamshell case also printed with name of wreck. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

Rooswijk, sunk in 1739 southeast of England

579. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1729R, ex-Ponterio.

S-M24; KM-47a; CT-754. 26.40 grams. Attractive square shape with bold full

date and oMR, nearly full shield and cross, minimal surface corrosion, toned in crevices. Pedigreed to the original Ponterio Rooswijk auction of March-April 2006, with original lot-tag #50. Estimate: $200-$300.

580. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1731F. S-M26; KM-47a; CT-762. 25.48 grams. Thick, squarish flan with full date and oMF, partial shield and cross, very sharp, straight sides, light surface corrosion. Estimate: $200-$300.

581. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1735MF.

KM-103, CT-779. 26.49 grams. Choice, lustrous AU shield side, lightly surface-corroded but fully detailed pillars side, no toning, broad flan. With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers and original tag #AC12829. Estimate: $200-$300.

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582. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1736MF.

KM-103; CT-780. 26.95 grams. Bold AU with nice toning and NO corro-

sion (choice for this wreck) but with small spots of brown encrustation here and there. With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $250-$375.

584. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1739MF.

KM-103; CT-787. 24.97 grams. Bold UNC details but lightly surfacecorroded, attractive toning all over. Estimate: $200-$300.

585. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 4 reales, Philip V, 1736MF. 583. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1738MF.

KM-103; CT-783. 26.21 grams. UNC details with minimal surface corrosion, patchy light toning. Estimate: $250-$375.

Choice specimen with UNC details and original luster under patchy light toning, trace of minimal surface corrosion. With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $250-$375.

KM-94; CT-1050. 13.33 grams.

Hollandia, sunk in 1743 off the Isles of Scilly, southwest of England

586. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1741MF.

Choice AU details with only very light surface corrosion, slightly off-center strike, choice quality for this wreck. With certificate. Estimate: $150-$225. KM-103; CT-791. 26.44 grams.

587. Brabant, Spanish Netherlands (Antwerp mint), portrait ducatoon, Philip IV, 1636. KM-72.1. 31.17 grams. Well-detailed full

head with bold date and mintmark (hand) above, also full king’s name and ordinal, the rest of the coin intact but with light surface corrosion, deeply toned all over. Estimate: $125-$200.

588. Overijssel, United Netherlands, “rider” ducatoon,

1742. KM-80. 31.58 grams. Choice specimen with 100% full AU details enhanced by deeply toned fields, virtually no corrosion, broad flan showing the rarely seen toothed-border rims (with one rim-bruise to note), exceptional for this wreck. Estimate: $200-$300.

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Princess Louisa, sunk in 1743 off the Cape Verde Islands, west of Africa

589. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1726M, rare. S-L20b. 21.24 grams.

Full date between off-center pillars, also full assayer and mintmark on that side, nearly full cross, crude flan with much flatness but not much surface corrosion (some edge loss), a few dark spots, rare date anyway but not necessarily Louis I as stated on tag (could be Philip V). Pedigreed to our Auction #1, with original lot-tag #196, and with tag from the original promoter. Estimate: $250-$375.

590. PotosĂ­, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1697VR. S-P40; KM-24; CT-628.

6.69 grams. Nearly full cross and pillars-and-waves with two dates on pillars side, two full assayers, some peripheral flatness but no corrosion except for a long pit on the cross. With certificate and insert-tag, pedigreed to our Auction #14, with original lot-tag #1246. Estimate: $125-$200.

Reijgersdaal, sunk in 1747 off South Africa

591. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1738MF.

KM-103; CT-783. 26.47 grams. UNC with muted luster, virtually no cor-

rosion, low contrast but sharp all over, incipient rainbow toning at top. Estimate: $250-$375.

592. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1742MF.

KM-103; CT-793. 26.66 grams. Lovely UNC details enhanced by beautifully toned fields, faint trace of corrosion near pillars-side rim only. Pedigreed to our Auction #6, with original lot-tag #559. Estimate: $300-$450.

593. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1743MF.

KM-103; CT-795. 26.50 grams. UNC with muted luster, virtually no corrosion, low contrast but sharp all over. Estimate: $250-$375.

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Luz, sunk in 1752 off Montevideo, Uruguay

594. Santiago, Chile, gold bust 8 escudos, Ferdinand VI, 1750J, NGC MS 62, ex-Luz (designated on label). CT-70; KM-3.

Brightly lustrous with lovely orange color all over in addition to faint rainbow hues, deeply impressed strike with bold rims as result, minor natural depression in bottom edge, scarce date from this wreck (not the usual 1751) and tied with five others for finest known in NGC census (besides a couple higher in PL and DPL). NGC #4351151-001. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

595. Santiago, Chile, gold bust 8 escudos, Ferdinand VI, 1751J, NGC MS 63, ex-Luz (designated on label). CT-72; KM-

3. Very choice full strike and lustrous fields, also near-perfect rims, clearly a cut above the norm for this wreck, bright gold color. NGC #4474933-007. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

597. Santiago, Chile, gold bust 8 escudos, Ferdinand VI, 1751J, in promotional box with replica ingot. CT-72; KM-3. 596. Santiago, Chile, gold bust 8 escudos, Ferdinand VI, 1751J, PCGS MS62, ex-Luz (designated on label). CT-72; KM-3. Choice strike (lacking the usual weak centers), slightly muted luster (brighter in legends), minor natural depression in bottom edge. PCGS #36259183. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

27.08 grams, the box 11/12” x 9-1/2” x -1-3/4”. Well-struck and lustrous Mint State but with pin-scratches behind head, nice rims, attractive promotional set with cast replica (in silver) of one of the gold ingots recovered from this wreck. Housed in large wooden promotional box with certificates and gold-plated silver replica of a gold ingot (21 oz). Estimate: $3,000-$4,500.

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599. Santiago, Chile, bust 4 escudos, Ferdinand VI, 1750/5J,

NGC UNC details / saltwater damage, ex-Luz (designated on label). CT-134; KM-2. Beautifully rainbow toned with underlying

luster, choice strike with a minimum of central flatness on reverse only (fully detailed bust). NGC #4826936-001. Estimate: $1,750-$2,500.

600. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1748q. S-P50a; KM-40; CT-358.

26.04 grams. Exquisite full cross and pillars-and-waves (well centered)

on a typically thick flan with two dates and three assayers, no corrosion but some black spots in crevices, sharp edges. Estimate: $350-$500.

598. Santiago, Chile, gold bust 8 escudos, Ferdinand VI, 1751J, PCGS UNC detail / salt water damage, in promotional box with replica ingot. CT-72; KM-3. 11/12” x 9-1/2” x -1-3/4” (box).

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Well struck and lustrous underneath a panoply of subtle rainbow colors, a few minor scratches, attractive promotional set with cast replica (in silver) of one of the gold ingots recovered from this wreck. Housed in large wooden promotional box with certificates and gold-plated silver replica of a gold ingot (21 oz), including intact outer carton. PCGS #36269961. Estimate: $3,000-$4,500.

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“Clive of India treasure,” sunk ca. 1755 in the Indian Ocean

601. Brazil (Rio mint), gold 6400 reis, João V, 1750-R, NGC 602. Portugal (Lisbon mint), gold peça (4 escudos / 6400

UNC details / saltwater damage. Russo-225; KM-149. Full strike a no wear but with mostly matte appearance where the surface luster was affected by sea-growth, still with some bright spots here and there. NGC #4499434-006. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

reis), José I, 1753, NGC UNC details / environmental damage / Clive of India treasure. KM-240. Nice frosty surfaces (matte)

with full (soft) details, weak spot in crown with traces of adjustment marks. NGC #1528330-023. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

Auguste, sunk in 1761 off Nova Scotia, Canada

603. Lima, Peru, pillar 8 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1756JM, dots 605. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1742MF.

AU details, no toning, very light surface corrosion. With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300.

over both mintmarks. KM-55.1. 25.99 grams. Bold AU details with

KM-103; CT-793. 25.43 grams.

604. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1739MF.

606. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1748MF. KM-104.1; CT-323. 25.20 grams. Bold AU details, deeply toned,

deep toning all over, minimal surface corrosion, lamination flaw in crown. With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300.

KM-103; CT-787. 25.83 grams. Bold AU details with deep toning all over (black with traces of brown), minimal surface corrosion. With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300.

some crusty surface corrosion. With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300.

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607. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1753MF. KM-104.1; CT-331. 25.30 grams. AU details with weak centers, nice toning, minimal surface corrosion but arc of “horn silver� at top rim on pillars side. With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300.

608. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Ferdinand VI,

610. France (Tours mint), ecu, Louis XV, 1726-E. KM-486.7.

28.49 grams. Choice XF details with lovely contrasting toning, curious X-scratch adjustment marks on both sides. With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300.

611. France (Bourges mint), ecu, Louis XV, 1733-Y. KM-486.24.

1754MF, crowns alike.

26.78 grams. XF details with patchy toning and light surface corrosion, two X-scratch adjustment marks in fields (one on each side). With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $125-$200.

609. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Ferdinand VI,

9.

KM-104.1; CT-333. 25.48 grams. Bold AUdetails with toned fields, light surface corrosion all over. With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $175-$250.

612. France (Rennes mint), ecu, Louis XV, 1733, mintmark

1758MM.

KM-104.2; CT-343. 24.99 grams. Nice AU details, lightly toned, light surface corrosion. With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $175-$250.

KM-486.26. 26.25 grams. XF details with contrasting toning, light surface corrosion. With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $150-$225.

613. France (Bayonne mint), ecu, Louis XV, 1735-L.

KM486.12. 27.60 grams. Choice XF details with mostly dark toning, minimal

surface corrosion. With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $150-$225.

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614. France (Lyon mint), ecu, Louis XV (large bust), 1748-D.

KM-512.6. 26.28 grams. AU- details with light surface corrosion, patchy contrasting toning, possible tiny countermark on king’s jaw (could just be corrosion). With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $150-$225.

Le Dromadaire, sunk in 1762 off Cape Verde Islands, west of Africa 615. France (Nantes mint), ecu, Louis XV, 1736-T. KM-486.20.

27.16 grams. Choice XF/AU details with lovely toning on fields (the reverse particularly nice), adjustment marks at bottom of obverse / top of reverse. With certificate from the salvager. Estimate: $175-$250.

Count Ernst Schimmelmann, sunk in 1781 off the Cape Verde Islands, west of Africa 616. Sweden (Avesta mint), copper “plate money” 2 dalers, Fredrik I,

1728. KM-PM71. 946 grams, 6” x 6-1/2”. Three bold full stamps (denomination above

mint in center stamp, crowned king’s monogram above date in two corner stamps), the other two cut off from heavy corrosion that took away about 15% off the edge, nice dark-red color throughout, rare provenance. With Arqueonautas certificate #MAI-010/99/CN/20671, pedigreed to our Auction #6, with original lot-tag #579. Estimate: $250-$375. (photo reduced)

Cazador, sunk in 1784 off New Orleans 617. Lot of five Mexico City, Mexico, bust 1/2R, Charles III, 1783FF.

KM-69.2; CT-1775. 7.57 grams total. Choice specimens with UNC details and minimal corrosion, non-toned. With original 1999 certificates from the salvagers (Grumpy, Inc.). Estimate: $350-$500.

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618. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 4 reales, Charles III, 1776JR, NGC El Cazador

/ genuine. KM-54; CT-1177. Bold VF detail on obverse, with full bust and king’s name and date (popular and important date, considering the connection between this wreck and the history of the US), moderately to heavily corroded on reverse but nicely toned throughout, one of very few 4R available from this wreck. NGC #3594180-066. Estimate: $250-$375.

619. Large clump of 73(+/-) Spanish colonial bust 8 reales of Charles III (one loose). 1820 grams total; roughly 4” x 3-1/2” x 3”.

Massive conglomeration of several short stacks of coins at all angles, totally uncleaned and with predominant colors of green, gray, tan and white, including a few small oyster shells and worms, a very natural, attractive and impressive display. Big clumps like this are rarely encountered due to the irresistible urge to take such things apart to look for rarities! Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

620. Clump (stack) of five Spanish colonial bust 8 reales (probably Mexico,

Charles III). 120.05 grams total. Tight and slightly leaning stack of what appear to

be solid coins except for the two outer ones (which are sea-worn and lacking visible details), all deeply toned and with light coating of greenish crust on edges. Housed in 4-1/4” X 3-1/4” Riker box, with 2007 Sedwick certificate signed by the salvager. Estimate: $250-$375.

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Santa Leocadia, sunk in 1800 off Punta Santa Elena, Ecuador 621. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1732N. S-L21; KM-31a; CT-1508. 2.81 grams. One full pillar with clear date and mintmark and assayer, nearly full (off-center) cross, thin and worn but not overly corroded, toned all over, rare provenance. With photo-certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $100-$150. 622. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, 1750(R). S-L23; KM-41; CT-633. 1.45 grams. Nearly full monogram with clear mintmark to left and date below, most of cross, lightly toned and thin but not overly corroded, very rare provenance and especially rare denomination as from a shipwreck. With photo-certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $100-$150.

623. Lima, Peru, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1797IJ.

KM-97;

AU details with minimal surface corrosion but lots of small pockmarks and rim-nicks, very lightly toned. With photocertificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $100-$150. CT-652. 24.54 grams.

624. Lima, Peru, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1800IJ.

KM-97;

UNC details with practically no corrosion, light toning, fine adjustment mark across face, choice specimen overall. With photo-certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $125-$200. CT-655. 25.82 grams.

625. Lima, Peru, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1800IJ. CT-655. 25.48 grams. Choice

KM-97;

specimen, UNC details with light toning all over, minimal surface corrosion. With photo-certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $125-$200.

626. Lima, Peru, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1800IJ.

KM-97;

UNC details with light surface corrosion and very minor rim loss, very lightly toned. With photo-certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $100-$150.

CT-655. 24.50 grams.

627. Encrusted stack of seven Lima, Peru, bust 8 reales,

Charles IV, assayer IJ (probably all dated 1800). KM-97. 193.29

grams total. A very tight stack of coins, slightly leaning, with green-gray encrustation on one end and sides but the other end-coin cleaned to show a full reverse (AU details), nicely toned. Estimate: $500-$750.

628. Encrusted clump of two Lima, Peru, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, assayer IJ (probably both dated 1800).

KM-97.

55.04 grams total. Just two coins fused together, but both quite solid,

one with cleaned reverse (AU details) and the other fully coated in gray encrustation. Estimate: $150-$225.

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629. Encrusted clump of two Spanish colonial bust 8 reales, Charles IV (probably both Lima, Peru, 1800IJ). 48.60 grams total. Both

coins completely encrusted in green with traces of orange and gray, overlapping about 25%, both solid but one with small part of edge corroded. Estimate: $150-$225.

Admiral Gardner, sunk in 1809 southeast of England 630. Clump of at least ten (and maybe more) English East India Company copper X cash (1808) and cannonball, with wooden base containing information regarding the shipwreck. 3453 grams (without base). Interesting conglomeration of Admiral Gardner X cash coins (some coins exposed) and gun flints in matrix, plus a conserved but rusty six-pound shot (3� diameter) to which they were attached, both pieces salvaged together and left loose for better viewing (one chunk of the coin matrix loose), with informational display plaque. Purchased from the salvager in London in the 1980s. Estimate: $250-$375.

Fame, sunk in 1822 off South Africa 631. English East India Co. (Madras presidency), gold mohur, (1819). KM-421.

11.62 grams. UNC details with muted luster, choice strike, light yellow color, scarce wreck.

Estimate: $400-$600.

Sabina, sunk in 1842 off South Africa

632. Santiago, Chile, gold bust 8 escudos, Charles IV (bust of Charles III), 1801AJ. CT-162; KM-54. 26.78 grams. Rich pumpkin-

orange color, XF details with traces of luster, natural lamination on mouth, rare provenance. With generic certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

633. Mexico City, Mexico, gold bust 8 escudos, Charles IV, 1799FM. CT-51; KM-159. 26.73 grams. AU details with small patches

of dark brown encrustation near rims on both sides, brassy gold color, rare provenance. With generic certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

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634. Lima, Peru, gold bust 8 escudos, Ferdinand VII, 1814JP. CT-20;

KM-129.1. 26.96 grams. UNC details with lustrous reverse, small flan lacking almost

all the rims, rare provenance. With generic certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

S.S. New York, sunk in 1846 in the Gulf of Mexico 635. Great Britain (London, England), gold sovereign, Victoria (young head), 1842, NGC AU 50 / SS New York, housed in promotional “book.” Sp-3852; KM-736.1. Light yellow gold with lots of luster for the grade, no problems, interesting promotional set. Housed in a promotional leatherbound “book” entitled SS New York - Gentlemen of Fortune. NGC 3297120-016. Estimate: $500-$750.

S.S. Central America, sunk in 1857 in deep water off North Carolina

636. USA (San Francisco mint), gold $20 coronet Liberty

“double eagle,” 1857-S, bold 7, faint S, PCGS MS64 / SS Central America, with green CAC sticker. Lovely deep orange

color with reddish highlights, satin luster throughout, just a few small bagmarks, highly popular. PCGS SSCA 1335 (gold label). Estimate: $6,000-$9,000.

637. USA (San Francisco mint), gold $20 coronet Liberty

“double eagle,” 1857-S, 20C narrow serif, PCGS MS64 / SS Central America. Bright gold color with vivid orange color around

both rims and burgundy splash on reverse, a modicum of small bagmarks on both sides, popular shipwreck U.S. gold. PCGS SSCA 3266 (gold label). Estimate: $6,000-$9,000.

S.S. Brother Jonathan, sunk in 1865 off Crescent City, California 638. USA (San Francisco mint), gold $20 coronet Liberty “double eagle,” 1865-S, PCGS AU58 / Brother Jonathan (1865). The SS Brother Jonathan sank

on July 30, 1865 after striking a rock during its return to the harbor of Crescent City, California. Just nineteen people survived aboard a single lifeboat. Of the 225 lives lost, some notable passengers included: Anson G. Henry, a personal friend of Abraham Lincoln and the newly appointed superintendent of the proposed Dalles (Oregon) branch mint; James Nisbet, a publisher who wrote his will as the ship sank; and Roseanna Keenan, a madam travelling with seven prostitutes. Lustrous and devoid of wear except for highest points, a few faint lines in fields in addition to the usual bagmarks, lovely gold color with auburn highlights near rims, multiple die-cracks, scarce and desirable provenance (first specimen we have offered). Accompanied by the book Treasure Ship: The Legend and Legacy of the S.S. Brother Jonathan (2006), by Dennis M. Powers (hardcover, 416 pp). PCGS #7762650 (inventory recovery number 961, series 70, coin 40). Estimate: $8,000-$12,000.

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S.S. Republic, sunk in 1865 off Georgia 639. USA (San Francisco mint), gold $20 coronet Liberty

“double eagle,” 1857-S, NGC AU 58 / SS Republic, with green CAC sticker. Very light in color, with choice luster and no

wear but too many small marks to make Mint State, interesting as a common date from the SS Central America but very rare from the SS Republic (only 34 in this grade) as is the case here. NGC #5055605007. Estimate: $6,000-$9,000.

641. USA (New Orleans mint), half dollar Seated Liberty, 640. USA (Philadelphia mint), half dollar Seated Liberty,

1844, NGC SS Republic / shipwreck effect. Frosty white UNC with tiny marks and cleaning hairlines but without the usual surface granularity that the slab label seems to imply. Note this is the ONLY 1844 Philadelphia-minted half dollar recovered from the SS Republic. In Q. David Bowers’ report, entitled “The SS Republic Shipwreck Excavation Project: the Coin Collection,” Bowers notes that “a further 6.4% of this consignment (2,716 coins) was minted in Philadelphia.” Of that, just this single coin represents Philadelphia-issued coinage in 1844 while another 32 New Orleans-struck examples were recovered. Likewise, the date is very early for the SS Republic, where the majority of coins recovered are dated 1853-61. NGC #1798733-001. Estimate: $500-$750.

1861-O, Confederate States issue (die W-13), NGC SS Republic / shipwreck effect. UNC details with light surface granular-

ity, traces of luster, weak strike on denomination, popular as struck at the New Orleans mint under the Confederate government. NGC #1794149-180. Estimate: $350-$500.

642. USA (New Orleans), half dollar Seated Liberty, 1861-O, NGC SS Republic / shipwreck effect. Frosty white UNC with muted luster, faint traces of granularity on reverse only. Housed in promotional wooden box with DVD. NGC #1796667-227. Estimate: $300-$450.

Schiehallion, sunk in 1879 off the Isle of Wight, south of England 643. Great Britain (London, England), gold sovereign, Victoria (young bust), 1853, with WW in relief. Sp-3852C; KM-736.1. 7.87 grams. Deep gold color with traces of orangish encrustation, problem-free VF. With certificate from the salvager. Estimate: $500-$750.

644. Great Britain (London, England), gold sovereign, Victoria (young bust), 1863, die 24. Sp-3853; KM-736.2. 7.90 grams. Slightly grainy XF with patch of bright reddish-orange staining on obverse. With certificate from the salvager. Estimate: $500-$750.

645. Sydney, Australia (under Great Britain), gold half sovereign, Victoria (young bust), 1875-S, arms reverse, rare type. Sp-3862B; KM-5. 3.99 grams. Choice AU with minimal marks, muted luster and light patches of red-orange encrustation, numismatically rare but also a scarce wreck. With certificate from the salvager. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

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Douro, sunk in 1882 off Cape Finisterre, Spain 646. Great Britain (London, England), gold sovereign, Victoria (young head), 1864, die 23. Sp-3853; KM-736.2. 7.97 grams. Problem-free AU- with deep red toning and sediment, particularly on

the reverse. With our photo-certificate, pedigreed to our Auction #16, with original lot-tag #157. Estimate: $400-$600.

Camberwell, sunk in 1917 off Isle of Wight, south of England 648. Lot of two Calcutta, British India, 10 rupees notes, 251-1916, series AC 48, serials 80384 and 80393, laminated with wreck information. SCWPM-A10f. Partially intact (60-75%)

with light staining and circular degradation pattern (typical), with full serials. With certificate from the salvager. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $125-$200.

649. Lot of two Calcutta, British India, 10 rupees, 25-11916, series AC 48, serials 80397 and 80377, laminated with wreck information. SCWPM-A10f. Partially intact (60-75%)

with light staining and circular degradation pattern (typical), with full serials. With certificate from the salvager. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $125-$200.

650. Lot of two Calcutta, British India, 10 rupees, 25-1-

1916, series AC 48, serials 80392 and 80365, laminated with wreck information. SCWPM-A10f. Partially intact (50-65%)

647. Calcutta, British India, 10 rupees, 25-1-1916, series AC

48, serial 80391, laminated with wreck information. SCWPMA10f. Part of a shipment of unsigned 10-rupee notes shipped from Great

Britain and bound for India to be signed and circulated. Partially intact (~70%) with light staining and circular degradation pattern (typical for these notes after spending several decades underwater), with full serial. With certificate from the salvager. Estimate: $100-$150.

with light staining and circular degradation pattern (typical), with full serials. With certificate from the salvager. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $125-$200.

651. Lot of two Calcutta, British India, 10 rupees, 25-11916, series AC 48, serials 80368 and 80369, laminated with wreck information. SCWPM-A10f. Partially intact (~50%) with light staining and circular degradation pattern (typical), with full serials. With certificate from the salvager. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $125-$200.

Andrea Doria, sunk in 1956 off Massachusetts 652. USA, $1 silver certificate, series 1935E, serial S39278440H, salvaged from the Andrea Doria (1956), in large PCGS Currency capsule and promotional case, grade “A.”

High quality note, above average even for Grade A (defined by PCGS as being at least 90 percent intact), light staining, minor degradation on upper and lower left corners as well as upper center, great original ink colors and paper quality (most likely a high AU or UNC note when it entered the water). The note is encased in a lucite holder contained in a display box and comes with a salvager’s certificate and a promotional DVD entitled S.S. Andrea Doria: A Journey of Adventure. PCGS #80017784. Estimate: $300-$450.

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Varieties of Rincón Three Reales of Mexico Charles-Joanna by Cori Sedwick Downing Some of the earliest coins struck at the Mexico City mint were in the 3-reales denomination, under the first assayer Francisco del Rincón (hereafter Assayer R). We can establish a relative timeline for Assayer R coins by the analyzing the quantity of lettering that is Gothic compared to the later Latin lettering. Sometimes other elements, such as the use of native punches instead of original Spanish punch designs, give us additional timeline clues. As a result, there are three varieties of 3-reales coins, in the following chronological order: 1. Coins with three dots for denomination and water running beneath the pillars (similar to but not the same as “pillars and waves” in later coinage) 2. Coins with three dots for denomination and no water 3. Coins with three bars for denomination and no water There was some crossover of design from one variety to the next, and there was more than one design within each group. By royal decree a quarter of the silver minted at the Mexico City mint was for 2- and 3-reales coins. Based on analysis of lettering, the 3-reales pieces were minted before 2-reales coins. The original decree mandated that 3 reales would be paid to mint officials for each mark of silver they coined (according to Nesmith, the actual payout was 68 maravedís, or 2 reales, pp. 14, 43) Perhaps that’s why the 3 reales were minted in the first place; regardless, they were quickly discontinued by royal fiat. How We Study the Coins Many different design elements differentiate one coin from another. We usually analyze both the shield side and the pillars side separately, but we can also compare a whole coin to others. Instead of using the terms obverse and reverse, we prefer to say shield side and pillars side to avoid any confusion since there is a difference of opinion among numismatists as to which is the obverse and reverse.

Figure 1: Lot 615, Sedwick Treasure Auction #14, October 2013 (enlarged, illustrating important design elements)

Shield-side elements we analyze are the following: • Whether the lion in the shield has a tongue and a crown • Whether the pomegranate at the bottom of the shield has leaves or dots on either side of it • Whether the crown is contained within the beaded circle or outside of it • Whether there are four or eleven rondules in the crown • Whether the mint mark of “M” is Gothic or Latin • Whether all, some, or none of the legend around the shield contains Gothic or Latin lettering • What the legend spells out (particularly how the legend ends and what stops are used to separate words)

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Pillars-side elements we analyze are the following: • Whether there are three dots with water under the pillars, three dots and no water, or three bars for the denomination • In which direction the ribboned banner runs • What is contained within the banner (in the case of 3 reales, PLVSVL or PLVSVT) • Whether all, some, or none of the legend around the pillars contains Gothic or Latin lettering • What the legend spells out (particularly how the legend ends and what stops are used to separate words) Varieties of Three Reales Three Dots for Denomination with Water Under the Pillars

Figure 21: Lot 664, Sedwick Treasure Auction #24, November 2018 (three dots, with waves)

The design element of water running under pillars must have been short-lived, given the scarcity of known coins—just four in total. This is the only Early Series coinage with this design, while waves under the pillars was a hallmark of the Late Series designs as well as later designs at other New World mints. Interestingly, the sea is calm on 3-reales coins, while the Late Series coins display choppy waters. For whatever reason, this must not have been a popular issue and was probably soon replaced by the three-dots variety without water. The banner that runs between and wraps around the outside of the pillars always contains PLVSVL within it (an abbreviation for PLVS VLTRA).1 The banner wraps around the pillars from lower on the left to higher on the right.2 There are two known shield-side designs for this type: • those with the crown (which sits atop the lions-and-castles shield) contained within the beaded circle; thus a legend surrounds the entire coin, and • those with the crown outside the beaded circle (the design for all other Charles and Joanna coins). Again, there must have been some experimentation with this design since there is no other denomination— Early or Late Series—in which the crown is contained within the beaded circle. Of the two known coins of the type where the crown is within the beaded circle, one displays a Gothic M mintmark on either side of the shield (the convention for coins of this period) and the other displays a Latin-M mintmark, as on the coin below.3 Within the shield, the lions have tongues and crowns and the pomegranates have leaves. There are four rondules above the crown. This is true of most of the other 3 reales. 1 It changes to PLVSVLT in the three-dots/no-water variety and reverts to PLVSVL in the three-bars variety. 2 In the no-water type, the banner wraps in either direction. In the three-bars variety, the banner wraps in the same direction as the three-dots/ water variety, with a Latin L instead of a Gothic L in PLVSVL. 3 This Latin mintmark also appears on two designs of the three-dots/no-water variety and was illustrated by Nesmith as his 5a variety. It is also interesting to note that one of those is a “crown within the beaded circle” design. Its shield side is a very close cousin, with the only discernible difference being “:” instead of “.” as a stop in the legend (all lettering is Gothic).

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Figure 3: Lot 195, Sedwick Treasure Auction #4, November 2008 (illustrating Latin M and crown within the beaded circle)

Of the second shield-side design—those with the crown outside the beaded circle—the lions in the shield are different, with a furry mane and no tongues or crowns (what Nesmith called a “native imitation”). They can be found on no-water 3 reales of the Nesmith 5b variety, of which three are known. There are probably two different legends which, like the above, are very close cousins. The legend may end in D or R on one and DE or RE on the other. The lettering is all Gothic except for Latin O’s in KAROLVS and IOHANA. The lions do not have tongues or crowns and the pomegranates have dots in place of leaves. There are four rondules above the crown. On the pillars side of the coins, things are much simpler: all four known coins are struck from the same die. This lends credence to the idea that this was the lower die, or pila, which was sunk into an anvil, since that die received less wear and tear than the upper die, or troquel. All coins bear a Gothic R for assayer below the PLVSVL banner and three dots above it. All lettering in the legend is Gothic.

Three Dots for Denomination Without Water Under the Pillars

Figure 4: Lot 517, Sedwick Treasure Auction #22, November 2017 (three dots, no waves)

The bulk of the at least 40 known 3-reales coins are of the three-dots/no-water variety, nineteen of which belong to one type, the Nesmith 5c. Two other types contain nine coins (Nesmith 5b) and seven coins, respectively, and the rest are unique or almost unique types. It is evident that these coins were minted after the “water” series, given the greater use of crude or Latin lettering as the Gothic punches wore out. The Latin letter N in the legend is composed of two vertical lines and a slanted line that runs in either direction (normal N or retrograde N). This is common in other denominations under Assayer R as well. Why this is true of only the letter N is unknown and indicates a lack of a proper Latin N punch. The fact that there were only a certain number of Gothic punches from which to create coins is illustrated by the letter M. The Gothic oMo-oMo on either side of the shield contained a smaller M than was needed to finish INDIARVM on the legend of the pillars side and thus the small Gothic M at the end of the word looks strange. On the shield side of the coin, there are two die carryovers from the three-dots/with-water variety, Nesmith 5a and Nesmith 5b. There are seven legend varieties, ranging from all-Gothic to mostly crude or Latin lettering. The use of the retrograde N appears in the later coins with the cruder lettering. The O punch (in IOHANA) must have been an early casualty of overuse because that’s the first letter to make the change from Gothic to non-Gothic.

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On the pillars side, the same ornament used to make the crowns of the pillars—a sort of three-petaled shamrock—becomes the initial part of the legend on that side at 12 o’clock, replacing the cross potent that was used in the three-dots/with-water series. It disappears again in the three-bars variety that followed. The final M in INDIARVM is either Latin or Gothic (usually Gothic). The banner that runs between the pillars always reads PLVSVLT unlike the three-dots/with-water variety which reads PLVSVL. The banner wraps in either direction with Nesmith 5a and 5b types running from high left to low right and 5c from low left to high right.

Three Bars for Denomination

Figure 5: Lot 615, Sedwick Treasure Auction #14, October 2013 (three bars)

The greater use of non-Gothic lettering and crude execution place this coin variety in the last of the 3-reales coins minted before being replaced by 4-reales coins (which turned out to be much more suitable currency). The ornament at 12 o’clock in the pillars legend is now different from both of the earlier versions of 3 reales, what Nesmith called a punch 9 (or 10 when worn). We still do not have a name or description for this punch as it does not appear on any other Spanish coin, whether minted in Mexico City or elsewhere. It only appeared on Mexican coins under Assayer R. The only three-bars variety that Nesmith cataloged, which he called 5d, is not illustrated by any other coin we have seen and thus all three-bars coins are hybrids of it. Since it is photographed in his book, we know it exists. As with the three-dots/ with-water variety, there are few specimens to examine and most are unique. Of the nineteen examples, four are unique. Why the mint transitioned from three dots to three bars is unknown; however, “bars” for numbers can be found on coins minted during the reign of Ferdinand and Isabel. The bars resemble old Spanish accounting shorthand for Roman numerals, according to Daniel and Frank Sedwick in the 4th edition of The Practical Book of Cobs (pp. 27-28). In a perfect timeline, it would make more sense that three-dots varieties would follow three-bars varieties, but this is not the case. As with many aspect of this complicated series, we don’t usually know anything with certainty. Dots were used for denomination in 2 reales. By the time 4 reales were minted, the denomination was expressed as an Arabic 4. The three-bars type always has the same PLVSVL in the banner running between and around the pillars, and the wrap direction of that banner is as the three-dots/non-water type; by this time, however, the L in the banner is crude rather than Gothic. An important discovery is that there is a die-match with the three-bars shield side and the earliest of the 4-reales designs as illustrated below. In addition, the later three-bars coins have eleven rondules in the crown above the shield, while all others (and all three-dots/with-water and three-dots/no-water) have four rondules in the crown. Again, this is part of the design carryover from 3 reales to 4 reales.

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Figure 6: Die match from 3 reales to 4 reales

On the three-bars shield side, there is one die carryover from the three-dots/no-water variety, in addition to six other shieldside legend varieties (five are exclusive to four-rondule crowns, two are exclusive to eleven-rondule crowns, and one is found on coins with both types of crowns). Lions have tongues and crowns, and pomegranates have leaves. There are two pillars-side legends which differ in the use of N or retrograde N in INDIARVM and a “:” inserted in INDIAR:VM. Many of the letters are crude, with H in HISPANIE bearing a diagonal slash to make it resemble a crude K.

Conclusions The most important discovery from this research into the 3-reales varieties from the Mexico City mint is that there was a die overlap between 3- and 4-reales coins. Previously these were thought to be distinct entities. Now we know that, for some period of time, the mint produced 4-reales coins using a 3-reales shield-side die. While the coins are not the same size and weight, it was possible to do this since often the tops of the legend letters on 3-reales coins were cut off while the complete legend is discernible on the few 4-reales coins we can use for comparison. Based on die details, we can state that there are three broad phases of coin production under Assayer R: • 3, 2, 1, ½, ¼ reales were produced first, • 4 reales were produced next, • And the implementation of the rhomboid panel to replace the ribboned banner with some form of PLVS VLTRA (and limited production of 8 reales) was the final phase before the start of the next assayer’s tenure. Within the family of 3-reales coins, there were three varieties: three dots for denomination and water under the pillars, three dots for denomination with no water under the pillars, and three bars for denomination with no water under the pillars. We have about twice as many examples of the second variety than either of the other two, and the first variety is exceedingly rare. But, who knows whether more varieties exist? And who knows whether there are more sub-varieties within each of these three? Perhaps if we ever see the 38 recorded 3-reales coins in “buena conservación” (well-preserved condition) from the Inés de Soto shipwreck we would be surprised. (Inés de Soto, p. 129) It is doubtful that any 3-reales coins with dots and water were found on the wreck, as none is illustrated nor mentioned in the description written by Alfredo Díaz Gámez. (Inés de Soto, p. 115)

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Mexico Silver Cobs Charles-Joanna, “Early Series”

653. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Early Series,” assayer R (Latin over Gothic), oval panel PLVSVT,

NGC AU 50. Nesmith-6c/6c type; CT-71 type; S-M1. Exceptionally broad flan with bold full details, minimal doubling, lovely rich toning. NGC

#3157787-007. Estimate: $3,000-$4,500.

654. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Early Series,” assayer R (Latin), oval panel, NGC AU 55. Nesmith-6d/6

for type; CT-71 type; S-M1. Full details, the shield side lightly doubled, light gray toning throughout, very rare misspelling of NIDIARVM on pillars-side legend. NGC #3703895-006. Estimate: $3,000-$4,500.

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655. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Early Series,” assayer P/R, PLVS in rhomboid panel without dots,

extremely rare, NGC AU 50. Nesmith-unl; CT-70 type; S-M4. Full details with subtle rainbow toning that morphs from blue in centers to or-

ange in legends, slightly off-center pillars side. This is a very important transitional issue (totally unknown to Nesmith) using old Rincón dies but with his initial R below pillars partially erased and replaced with P, in contrast to the relatively common P-assayer pieces with assayer to right on the shield side (P to left of shield is also rare). In addition, this is the even-rarer variety without dots inside the rhomboid panel that contains PLVS, which Nesmith did not even identify for assayer R (it should be noted that this is the same arrangement that appears on the famous assayer-R 8 reales, of which three are known). To our knowledge, backed by outside expertise as well, this is the only known example of P/R with rhomboid panel and no dots (a variety that NGC does not mention and list separately in their census). NGC #3739992-008. Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

656. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Early Series,” assayer P to left, mintmark M to right (oPo-oMo),

right-leaning panel, HISPANIARVM, very rare, NGC XF 40. Nesmith-21; CT-76 type; S-M4. Richly toned and nearly perfect strike with 100% full details, slight central weakness caused by concave strike that NGC appears to have mistaken for wear, rarest variety of assayer P 4 reales (oPo-oMo and right-leaning panel) with fewer than a dozen examples recorded. NGC #3075389-019. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

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657. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Early

Series,” assayer P to right, mintmark M to left (oMo-oPo), left-leaning panel, HISPANIE, NGC XF 45. Nesmith-26 for

Exceptionally broad flan with crisp, full details throughout, very slight surface granularity but otherwise every bit of AU or better, among the earliest varieties of assayer P coinage, very rare misspelling of IOANA on shield legend. NGC #3350632-004. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

type; CT-74 type; S-M4.

659. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Early Series,” assayer P to right, mintmark M to left (oMo-oPo), left-leaning panel, HISPANIARVM, NGC VF 35. Nesmith26a/26a type; CT-74 type; S-M4. Beautiful strike with bold full details, clean fields, deeply toned, easily an AU coin by today’s standards, rare doubling of O in IOHANA in shield-side legend. NGC #3157789020. Estimate: $1,750-$2,500.

660. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Early Series,” assayer P to right, mintmark M to left (oMo-oPo), right-leaning panel, HISPANIARVM, NGC XF 40. Nesmith658. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Early

Series,” assayer P to right, mintmark M to left (oMo-oPo), left-leaning panel, HISPANIARVM, NGC AU 53. Nesmith-26

26a type; CT-75 type; S-M4. Deep gunmetal toning with underlying luster, choice full strike, AU by today’s standards. NGC #3157788-012. Estimate: $1,750-$2,500.

for type; CT-74 type; S-M4. Rich toning and full details (minimal wear on highest points only), slightly off-center shield side, rare type with two different kinds of quatrefoils in shield-side legend. NGC #3703896005. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

661. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Early Series,” assayer P to right, mintmark M to left (oMo-oPo), left-leaning panel, HISPANIARVM. Nesmith-26a/26a type; CT-74

type; S-M4. 13.54 grams. Choice

full strike, AU with muted luster, lowcontrast toning (light). Pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of August 2001 (lot #289). Estimate: $800-$1,200.

662. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Early Series,” assayer F to right, mintmark M to left (oMo-oFo), leftleaning panel, very rare. Nesmith-16;

Broad flan with full AU details despite areas of moderate surface corrosion, clear assayer (rarest of the series), light toning here and there. From an unidentified ca.-1554 wreck off Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Estimate: $3,500$5,000.

CT-73; S-M3. 11.98 grams.

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663. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Early Series,” assayer G. Nesmith-11a; CT-69 type; S-M2. 13.21 grams. Broad

flan with full details, light surface corrosion (particularly on shield side), otherwise AU, with traces of toning, interesting variety with small double lozenges at the end of the pillars-side legend. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

664. Mexico City, Mexico, 3 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Early Series,” assayer R (Rincón) at bottom between pillars, with waves, three-dots denomination, all-Gothic lettering except O, NGC VF 30, finest and only example in NGC and PCGS censuses, ex-Rudman. Nesmith-5b/5; CT-unl; S-M1. 9.74 grams. A classic and highly important issue, this is the first of the experimental 3-reales de-

nomination (see article above), and it is arguably the finest in style, making for a very attractive and artistic design. It is also among the earliest coinage of this mint and the entire New World. The presence of water lines (“waves”) below the pillars is a feature that does not return until the “Late Series” a few years later.

Exceptionally broad flan with full details, lovely toning and choice strike, one of only two problem-free examples known of this extremely rare and mysterious “with-waves” variety (the other impounded in the Banco de Mexico collection), worthy of inclusion in the finest of collections. Pedigreed to the Isaac Rudman collection. NGC #2789252-006. Estimate: $35,000-up.

665. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Early Series,” assayer R (Gothic) at bottom below pillars, PLVSVLT

in rounded panel, NGC AU 53, ex-Kent Ponterio, ex-Rudman (stated on label). Nesmith-unl; CT-107 type; S-M1. 6.6 grams. Superb example of early assayer R variety with almost all Gothic lettering (except D and O) on a broad flan with full details, lustrous and only lightly toned here and there. Pedigreed to our Auction #2 (lot #25, “Golden Fleece wreck”) and to the Ponterio auction of August 2009 (lot #9087, Kent Ponterio collection) and to the Isaac Rudman collection. NGC #2789249-016. Estimate: $10,000-up.

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666. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Early Series,” assayer G at bottom between pillars, NGC AU 55, ex-Pittman, ex-Rudman (both stated on label). Nesmith-10a/10;

Very deeply rainbow toned, with choice full details on a broad flan. Pedigreed to the John J. Pittman and Isaac Rudman collections. NGC #2789229-027. Estimate: $600-$800.

CT-106 type; S-M2. 6.8 grams.

667. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 real, Charles-Joanna, “Early Series,” assayer P to right, mintmark M to left (oMo-oPo), left-leaning panel, rare. Nesmith-24 for type/24a; CT-153 type; S-M4. 3.31

grams. Full and bold legends, full but weaker inner details, choice rich toning, VF overall. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

Charles-Joanna, “Late Series”

668. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer A/G to right, mintmark M to left (M-A/G), NGC AU 58. Nesmith-unl; CT-unl; S-M6. Nesmith-unknown Assayer

A variety but would be Nesmith 50e under Assayer G. Very broad flan with choice full details, medium toning throughout with traces of underlying luster. NGC #4173181-003. Estimate: $400-$600.

669. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer A to right, mintmark M to left (M-A). Nesmith-58 type; CT-79; S-M6. 13.42 grams. Broad

flan with full details, nice AU, toned in crevices. Estimate: $500-$750.

670. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer R to left, mintmark M to right (R-M), NGC MS 60, ex-Rudman (stated on label). Nesmith-74; CT-70; S-M7.

13.3 grams. Broad flan with almost complete legends and bold inner

details, deeply toned, very high grade for this type of coin (second finest known in NGC census). Pedigreed to the Isaac Rudman collection. NGC #2789249-019. Estimate: $600-$900.

671. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer L to left, mintmark M to right (L-M). Nesmith-

Darkly toned AU with choice full details, traces of underlying luster. Pedigreed to the Ibercoin auction of November 2010, with original lot-tag #312. Estimate: $350-$500.

82a type; CT-86, S-M9. 13.38 grams.

672. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,”

assayer L to left, mintmark M to right (L-M). Nesmith-82; CT-86; S-M9.

13.19 grams. Broad flan with full details (the pillars-side legend particularly

bold), AU- with contrasting toning, spots of light surface corrosion. Estimate:

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$350-$500.

673. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer L to left, mintmark oM to right (L-oM).

Bold strike (later issue), with choice full interiors and nearly full legends, AU, mostly toned. Esti-

Nesmith-94 type; CT-87; S-M9. 12.95 grams.

throughout, XF, rare type with only 1/2 and 2 reales known. Estimate: $200-$300.

677. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer S to right, mintmark M to left (M-S), NGC AU 58, finest and only known in NGC census, ex-Rudman (stated on label). Nesmith-77 type; CT-127; S-M8. 6.5 grams. Full and bold

details, very deeply toned with traces of underlying luster. One of very few specimens in private hands and in choice condition. Much rarer than oM-S (see our Auction #20, lot #606, which sold for $2500).

mate: $250-$375.

674. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Se- Pedigreed to the Isaac Rudman collection. NGC #2789229-034. Estiries,” assayer O to left, mintmark oM to right (O-oM), NGC AU 58, finest known in NGC census, ex-Rudman (stated on label). Nesmith-106 type; CT-89; S-M10. 13.8 grams. Super-broad flan with

full details, bright white surfaces (no toning), absolutely exceptional

mate: $2,500-$3,750.

678. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer L to right, mintmark M to left (M-L), NGC MS 62, finest known in NGC census, ex-Rudman. Nesmith-85 type; CT-116; S-M9. 6.8 grams. Choice bold inner details and nearly full legends, bright with luster (exceptional quality for this issue). Pedigreed to the Isaac Rudman collection. NGC #2789229-025. Estimate:

quality for this assayer. Pedigreed to the Isaac Rudman collection. NGC #2789249-022. Estimate: $350-$500.

675. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late

Series,” assayer O to right, mintmark oM to left (oM-O).

$400-$600.

679. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late

Series,” assayer O to left, mintmark M to right (O-M), encapsulated NGC XF 45, ex-Rudman (stated on label). Nesmith-97; CT-118; S-M10. 6.6 grams. Choice full interior details and nearly full legends, light rainbow toning with traces of underlying luster (should be AU), two small edge-splits. Pedigreed to the Isaac Rudman collection. NGC #2789229-020. Estimate: $300-$450.

Nesmith-1110b; CT-88; S-M10. 13.29 grams. VF with nearly full details, brownish toning on fields. Estimate: $200-$300.

676. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer G to left, mintmark oM to right (G-oM).

Exceptionally broad flan that extends well beyond the outer border, good full details and toned

Nesmith-41 type; CT-112; S-M5. 6.80 grams.

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$200-$300.

684. Mexico City, Mexico, 1/2 real, Charles-

Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer L to right, o in middle, mintmark M to right (M-o-L), NGC VF 30, ex-Rudman. Nesmith-83; CT-180, S-M9. 1.5

680. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 real, Charles-Joanna, “Late

Series,” assayer R to right, mintmark M to left (M-R), NGC XF 45, ex-Rudman (stated on label). Nesmith-68 for type; CT-155;

grams Nearly full details, light rich toning all over,

possible light clip on edge. NGC #2789229-007.

S-M7. 3.4 grams. Broad flan with full details, very slight doubling in shield, lightly toned all over. Pedigreed to the Isaac Rudman collection. NGC #2789229-014. Estimate: $250-$375.

Estimate: $200-$300.

685. Mexico City, Mexico, copper 4 maravedís, Charles681. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 real, Charles-Joanna, “Late

Joanna, “Late Series.” Nesmith-1. 5.48 grams. Full inner details and much legend despite typical surface porosity, dark chocolate brown

Series,” assayer L to right, mintmark oM to left (oM-L), NGC MS 63. Nesmith-88; CT-146; S-M9. Crisp and lustrous, with nearly

full details, in fact tied with just one other for finest known in NGC census. NGC #4173198-010. Estimate: $200-$300.

color, XF details. Estimate: $350-$500.

686. Mexico City, Mexico, copper 4 maravedís, Charles682. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 real, Charles-Joanna, “Late

Series,” assayer L to left, mintmark M to right (L-M), NGC AU 55. Nesmith-80d; CT-143; S-M9. 3.41 grams. Full inner details and

nearly full legends, lightly toned. NGC #4702965-006. Estimate: $150-$225.

Joanna, “Late Series,” king’s name as CHAROLVS and queen’s name as IOHANNA. Nesmith-6 type. 6.02 grams. Full details

including legends, minimal surface corrosion but some wear (VF), nice contrast between light brown elements and dark brown fields. Estimate: $350-$500.

683. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 real, Charles-Joanna, “Late

Series,” assayer O to right, mintmark M to left (M-O), NGC MS 62, finest known in NGC census. Nesmith-100; CT-149; S-M10.

Choice full interiors and nearly full legends, with muted luster and light toning around details, the finest by far as the only one other listed in the NGC census is XF 40. NGC #4173198-013. Estimate:

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Shield-type

687. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer O below mintmark oM to left. S-M11; KM-43; CT-156. 26.79 grams.

Broad round flan with choice full shield and cross, flat peripheries albeit with full crown, fairly clear oMO and denomination 8, hairline edge-splits, VF. Before the discovery of three Charles-Joanna Rincón specimens from the “Golden Fleece wreck” (ca. 1550), this oMO issue was considered the first “dollar” coin of Mexico and is still popular

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today—in fact, a choice specimen just sold at auction for over $20,000 in September 2018. Estimate: $200-$300.

688. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer O below mintmark oM to left. S-M11; KM-43; CT-156. 27.04 grams.

Thick (small) flan with good full shield and cross but most peripheral areas flat, bold denomination 8 and fairly clear oMO, VF. See note in previous lot about the popularity of this former “first dollar” of Mexico. Pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of November 2007, with original lot-tag

#617. Estimate: $175-$250.

689. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer

F (pre-1607). S-M12a; KM-44.1; CT-97. 26.66 grams. Bold full oMF and denomination 8, king’s ordinal III in legend, bottoms of parts of GRATIA (hence without date), full but partially flat shield and cross, technically AXF but some weak areas. Pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of March 1992, with original lot-tag #1528, and to our Auction #3 (lot #398). Estimate: $200-$300.

691. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1623/1D, unique overdate. S-M18a. 25.49 grams. Barrel-shaped flan with slight concavity,

choice full shield with full mintmark and very clear date with certain 3/1 overdate, choice full cross, XF with no corrosion but a few tiny pits that could indicate salvage (probably “Lucayan Beach wreck” of ca. 1628). Pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of November 2007 (lot #626). Estimate: $300-$450.

692. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (16)25/4D. S-M18a;

Roundish (concave) flan with edge-split, good full shield and cross, bold oM and 5/4 of date, AXF with some luster but flat areas as well. Pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of November 2007, with original lot-tag #627. Estimate: $250-$375.

KM-45; CT-316. 26.68 grams.

693. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1635P, rare. S-M19;

690. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer

F. 23.14 grams. Bold full oMF, nearly full but partially flat shield and cross, crude peripheries and edge, VF or so but with light surface corrosion (and some dark toning) as from unspecified wreck (probably “Rill Cove” of ca. 1618). Pedigreed to the Cayón auction of February 2012, with original lot-card and tag #766 plus Spanish export certificate. Estimate: $125-$200.

KM-45; CT-330. 27.13 grams. Fat barrel-shaped flan with full shield and cross, full oMP and nearly full date (rarely seen thus), Fine with traces of corrosion and a few spots of gold color (probably from the Concepción wreck of 1641). Pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of November 2007, with original lot-tag #630. Estimate: $250-$375.

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694. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1653P. S-M19; KM-45;

Odd-shaped flan with varying thickness, good full cross, full oMP and clear date (that side off-center), VF with light golden toning, interesting tiny sunburst chopmark in periphery on reverse (looks like a too-small version of the Guatemala sun-overmountains countermark). Estimate: $125-$200.

CT-358. 27.08 grams.

695. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1655P. S-M19; KM-45;

CT-362. 27.04 grams. Very deeply (and colorfully) toned VF with choice

full cross-lions-castles, good full shield, very bold full date, typical arc-shaped hammer-marks (presumably to turn a sharply rectangular flan into a more coin-like barrel-shaped flan) in evidence on obverse. Estimate: $300-$450.

697. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (16)59P. S-M19; KM-45;

CT-368. 26.51 grams. Pleasing roundish shape with smooth and evenly toned surfaces (salvaged VF, probably from a late-1660s Dutch wreck off Tuban, Indonesia), with full 59 of date and bold full oMP and denomination 8, good full shield and cross, triangular test-punch on reverse. Pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of September 2008, with original lot-tag #1408. Estimate: $200-$300.

698. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1661/0P, very rare.

S-M19; KM-45. 26.99 grams. Choice full shield and cross, bold date and oMP, flat peripheries, barrel-shaped flan with blunted points, AVF with very light golden toning. Estimate: $400-$600.

699. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer P, 696. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1658P. S-M19; KM-45;

CT-366. 27.07 grams. Choice full shield and cross, full date and oMP and denomination, VF+ with patches of dark, crusty oxidation near edge. Estimate: $200-$300.

with large, eight-petal flower countermark (Indonesia, early 1800s, 1 real batu) on cross side, ex-Bir. S-M19 (host); KM-45 (host), 197 (countermark). 26.18 grams. Narrow barrel-shaped flan with good full

shield and cross, the latter with very prominent countermark at one end, Fine with dark toning (probably from a late-1660s Dutch wreck off Tuban, Indonesia). Pedigreed to the Mark Bir collection (our Auction #6, lot #699). Estimate: $250-$375.

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700. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (1)692(L), rare, 703. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1731F. S-M26; KM-47a; ANACS F 15. S-M21; KM-46; CT-293. Oddly five-sided flan with full

92 of date, clear oM, most of cross (off-center) but the rest flat and weakly struck overall, light patchy toning. ANACS #4989668. Estimate: $250-$375.

701. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1730G, ex-Kent Ponterio. S-M25; KM-47a; CT-759. 26.95 grams. Thick and sharply rhomboid

flan with full date and oMG, most of shield and cross, lightly struck VF, interesting lacuna near edge on reverse corresponding to crack on obverse. Pedigreed to the Kent Ponterio collection (Ponterio auction of January 2011, with original lot-tag #16) and to our Auction #20, with original lot-tag #640. Estimate: $400-$600.

CT-762. 26.90 grams. Odd shape (thick) with very bold full date (traces

of possible 1/0) and oMF, full but weaker shield and cross, nice Fine with very light toning. Pedigreed to our Auction #14, with original lottag #621 and to our Auction #20, with original lot-tag #642. Estimate: $300-$450.

704. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1(7)32F, with chopmarks as from circulation in Asia. S-M26; KM-47a; CT-764. 26.99 grams. Odd triangular shape with natural bubble-hole, blunted

points, full 32 of date and very bold full oMF, choice details in partial shield and full cross, choice VF with one large and a few tiny chops. Estimate: $250-$375.

702. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1730F. S-M26; KM-47a;

CT-757. 26.99 grams. Very thick (small) flan with bold full date and oMF, choice full cross-lions-castles but shield off-center, VF with partial toning, sediment in crevices, the assayer somewhat rare for the date. Estimate: $150-$225.

705. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1732F. S-M26; KM-47a; CT-764. 25.27 grams. Long narrow flan, off-center obverse with full date and oMF, nearly full cross, much flatness, very thick and solid but with some surface corrosion as from a shipwreck (either Vliegenthart of 1735 or Rooswijk of 1739), lightly toned. Estimate: $150-$225.

706. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer

O below mintmark oM to left. S-M11; KM-36; CT-335. 12.65 grams.

Frosty, non-toned XF on a broad flan with nearly full details (including legends), traces of luster, a few small flat spots. Estimate: $125-$200.

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707. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, (16)28/7D, rare.

S-M18a. 13.55 grams. Lustrous XF with toning around edge, nearly full

shield and cross, bold oMD, full 8/7 in date followed by vertical bar to end the legend. Estimate: $150-$225.

711. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, 1733/2(F).

S-M26;

Rectangular flan with typically aligned shield but (nearly full) cross on a 45-degree axis, clear mintmark and date with very clear overdate, toned Fine+. Estimate: $200-$300.

KM-40a; CT-1032. 12.55 grams.

712. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer F

(pre-dated style), NGC AU 53. S-M12a; KM-32.1; CT-338. 6.84 grams.

Broad round flan with choice full shield and cross, bold full oMF, partial

708. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, (16)56P, with chop- king’s ordinal III in legend in addition to (G)RAT(IA) where a date marks as from circulation in Asia.

S-M19; KM-38; CT-712. 13.40 grams. Choice full cross-lions-castles and shield, bold full oMP and 56

of date (rare thus), VF+ with lightly toned fields, several tiny chops on reverse only. Pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of November 2007 (lot #616). Estimate: $175-$250.

would be placed in later years, lustrous and just beginning to tone, no evidence of wear but the peripheries too flat for the graders to commit to a higher grade. NGC #4495902-005. Estimate: $300-$450.

713. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 reales, (1)728(D), rare.

Oddly elongated flan with full date and mintmark, small chopmark(?) outside the design on that side, most of cross but all a bit worn (VG), nicely toned. Estimate: $150-$225.

S-M23a; KM-35. 6.64 grams.

709. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, (1)730, assayer not

visible. KM-40a. 13.15 grams. Sharply seven-sided flan (thick) with bold date and mintmark, nearly full crown and cross, Fine with light toning, looks salvaged (probably Rooswijk of 1739). Estimate: $125-$200.

714. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 reales, 1729R. S-M24; KM-

35a; CT-1263. 6.93 grams. Bold

710. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip V, assayer

full date and mintmark, nearly full and well-centered cross, VF with flat peripheries. Pedigreed to our Auction #7, with original lot-tag #850. Estimate: $125-$200.

R, with five-petal flower countermark (Sumenep / Madura Island, Indonesia, 1814, 1/2 real batu) on cross side. S-M24

(host); KM-40a (host), 196.1 (countermark). 13.19 grams. Very worn (AVG) but with recognizable shield and cross and bold full countermark, contrasting sediment on fields. Estimate: $175-$250.

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715. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, 1609F, rare. KM-27.2; CT-451. 3.14 grams. Bottom

S-M17;

half of date, full oMF, nearly full shield and cross, VF with touch of corrosion as from unidentified salvage, desirable date (the year of the founding of Bermuda, among other things). Estimate: $100-$150.

720. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real Royal (galano),

1719/7J, rare (unlisted overdate). S-M22; KM-unl. (cf. R24); CT-unl.

(cf. 1808). 1.80 grams Nicely toned VF with full details, patinated areas near edge that appear to be expertly plugged holes, rare date and first example of this overdate we have ever heard of. Pedigreed to our Auction #17 with original lot tag #706. Estimate: $400-$600.

716. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, 1610F, rare, ex-Pullin,

ex-Witte Museum. S-M17; KM-27.2; CT-453. 3.41 grams. Broad, thin flan with full date and oMF, full but partially weak shield and cross, lightly toned AVF with hairline edge-splits, desirable pedigree. Pedigreed to the John Pullin collection (Auction #10, with original lot-tag #620), and to the Witte Museum collection (Ponterio auction of August 1989, lot #1868), and to the Ponterio auction of April 2005 (lot #354) and to our Auction #20, with original lot-tag #660. Estimate: $500-$750.

721. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real Royal (galano), 1722J, rare. S-M22; KM-unl. 1.36 grams. AVF with some areas of weak strike, mostly toned fields, usual hole at top. Estimate: $400-$600.

Klippes 717. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, (1)611/0F, rare, ex-Bir.

S-M17; KM-27.2. 3.46 grams. Round flan with clear overdate and full oMF,

nicely detailed shield and cross (both nearly full), attractively toned XF. Pedigreed to the Mark Bir collection (our Auction #6, with original lot-tag #745 and original Bir tag). Estimate: $125-$200.

718. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, 1730R. S-M24; KM-30; CT-1585.

3.15 grams. Small, thick, angular flan with bold full date and mintmark, nice shield and cross (both nearly full), toned VF+. Estimate: $125-$225.

722. Mexico City, Mexico, klippe 8 reales, 1733F, cob planchet.

719. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, Philip III, assayer A/F (1608-9), rare, ex-Christensen.

S-M27; KM-48; CT-767. 26.44 grams. Very thick flan with choice full shield, bold full oMF and date, full but off-center cross, XF with dark, contrasting oxidation in crevices as probably from the Rooswijk (1739). Estimate: $400-$600.

S-M16. 1.65 grams. Choice full monogram

with bold oM to left and fleur below, weaker but certain A/F to right, choice full cross, XF+ with nice old toning, desirable pedigree. With original Henry Christensen tag. Estimate: $250-$375.

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723. Mexico City, Mexico, klippe 8 reales, 1733MF. S-M28; KM-

48; CT-768. 26.85 grams. Superb specimen on a broad, perfectly square flan with 100% full details in unholed XF grade, nice light toning, a great contrast to the cob-planchet specimen in the previous lot. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

724. Mexico City, Mexico, klippe 8 reales, 1733MF, ex- 725. Mexico City, Mexico, klippe 8 reales, 1734/3MF. S-M28;

Rooswijk (1739).

Choice full details on a neatly ten-sided flan, XF with darkly toned fields, no corrosion. Pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of April 2007 (lot #709). Estimate: $500-$750. S-M28; KM-48; CT-768. 26.64 grams.

Square-shaped flan with clipped corners (as made), choice full inner details and nearly full legends, AU details with dark, contrasting toning on fields, no doubt from the Rooswijk (1739). Estimate: $600-$900.

KM-48; CT-769. 26.54 grams.

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Lima Silver Cobs Early Pillars Type

726. Lima, Peru, 4 reales, Philip II, assayer R (Rinc贸n) to left (small), motto PL-VSV-TR, legends HISPA / NIARVM. S-L1;

KM-10.1; CT-311. 11.56 grams. Very broad flan with choice inner details, full and mostly bold legends, nice toning, practically no doubling, rare variety with INDIARVN (N instead of M), AU with very slight surface porosity. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

727. Lima, Peru, 4 reales, Philip II, assayer R (Rinc贸n) to left (large), motto PL-VSVL-T, legends HISPA/N / NIARVM, rare. S-L1; KM-10.1. 12.28 grams. Broad flan with full legends and choice full inner details (no doubling), nicely toned XF+ with slight surface porosity, rare variety with A/N in HISPA. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

728. Lima, Peru, 4 reales, Philip II, assayer R (Rinc贸n) to

left (small), motto PL-VSV-LT, legends HIS / NIARVM. S-L1; KM-10.1; CT-310. 12,56 grams. Broad,

round flan with full but partially flat details, toning in crevices, slight surface porosity, interesting variety missing the ornamentation below the capitals in the pillars. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

729. Lima, Peru, 1/4 real, Philip II, assayer Rinc贸n, rare. The I side nearly full (including legend), the R side off-center and doubled, VF overall, with some toning in fields, hole near edge. Estimate: $400-$600.

S-L1; KM-1; CT-761. 0.7 gram.

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Shield-type

730. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer Diego de la

Torre, P-8 (round top) to left, *-oD to right, NGC XF 45, finest and only known in NGC census for this variety. S-L4; KM-14; CT-146.

27.46 grams Typically broad, round flan with full details, sharply detailed except for slightly weak centers, attractively toned, desirable example of a popular issue, and a scarce variety to boot. NGC #4702949-002. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

731. Lima, Peru, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer X to right of shield, very rare. S-L3; KM-9; CT-495. 5.45 grams. Broad flan with

nearly full and very sharp UNC details despite light surface corrosion, nicely toned, clear P-X to right (slightly doubled). Interestingly, in this denomination plain X is much rarer than over-assayer oD/X. Estimate: $1,000-up.

“Star of Lima” Type

732. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1659V, “Star of Lima” type (Series II), rare. S-L5; KM-18.1. 26.82 grams. Crudely uneven flan as usual (also typically doubled), with full pillars and

crown and cross, clear date and mintmark and assayer, VF with lightly toned fields, very solid example for this popular, unauthorized type, this series being much scarcer than shipwrecksourced Series I coins. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

733. Lima, Peru, cob 4 reales, 1659V, “Star of Lima” type

(Series II), very rare. S-L5; KM-17; CT-661. 12.24 grams. Good full pillars-and-waves and cross-lions-castles, bold full mintmark and assayer and date, XF with contrasting toning but minimal surface corrosion as from unspecified salvage (later series than for “Jupiter wreck” of 1659). Estimate: $700-$1,000.

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734. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, 1659V, “Star of Lima” type (Series IA), very rare, ex-San Miguel (1659).

S-L5; KM-16; CT-

841. 4.31 grams. Round flan with choice full cross-and-tressure (slightly off-center), full but lightly corroded pillars-and-waves, nicely toned VF (net). For whatever reason, the 2R of this type is particularly rare. From the San Miguel el Arcángel (“Jupiter wreck,” 1659), pedigreed to our Auction #13, lot #584, and to our Auction #17, with original lot-tag #742. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

735. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1659V, “Star of Lima” type (Series IA), rare. S-L5; KM-15; CT-989. 2.83 grams. Salvaged VF (unspecified

wreck), with patches of corrosion and “horn silver” but with full LIMA, date and waves, also good cross-lions-castles, flat peripheries. Pedigreed to our Auction #17, with original lot-tag #743. Estimate: $250-$375.

736. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, (1660)V, “Star of Lima” type, no-date variety with error “PVLS,” very rare. S-L5; KM-18.2; CT-261.

25.95 grams. Rounding out our grand offering of “Star of Lima” cobs is this very rare “no-date” 1660 type, reportedly one of only three known

(all with same “PVLS” error), with choice full interior details (the cross particularly eye-catching) enhanced by dark toning, VF for wear but with faint surface pitting as from unspecified wreck (possibly the Piedmont of 1795). Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

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Pillars-and-waves

737. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales “quasi-Royal,” 1685R, unique. S-L7; KM-unl. (cf. R24); CT-unl. (Type 66). 26.32 grams. Exceptionally broad flan (but not perfectly round) with full, evenly struck and very choice interior details and nearly full legends, nearly aligned axis, richly toned XF+ with inconspicuously plugged hole at bottom. This is a lovely coin, like most Royals, but it is not listed in Lázaro, and the off-center cross side combined with its non-round flan make most experts state that it is not, in fact, a Royal striking, albeit with very few other Charles II Lima 8R Royals for comparison (some of which are worse than this coin). Pedigreed to our Auction #15, with original lot-tag #858. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

738. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1697H.

S-L13; KM-24; CT-241.

27.26 grams. Choice full cross-lions-castles, full pillars-and-waves, no

doubling but peripherally flat, toned AXF. Estimate: $300-$450.

739. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1698H. S-L13; KM-24; CT-243. 27.32

grams. Full pillars-and-waves with clear date and mintmark and two assayers, off-center cross with nice castles, CAR- of king’s name, VF+ with flat spots, mostly darkly toned. Estimate: $250-$375.

740. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1699R. S-L14; KM-24; CT-245.

26.09 grams. Excellent full pillars and cross (both slightly offcenter) with contrasting toning, the latter with surface porosity as from unspecified salvage (possibly 1715 Fleet). Pedigreed to the Heritage auction of May 2007, lot #51598. Estimate: $400-$600.

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741. Lima, Peru, cob 4 reales Royal (galano), 1739V, extremely rare (possibly unique), ex-Turner, ex-Santa Rosa de Lima.

S-L22; KM-unl. (R33a); CT-965. 12.99 grams. Choice full pillars and cross, small parts of legends visible, attractively toned XF+, three dates and mintmarks (one of each tooled and re-engraved), very well-detailed lions and castles (in contrast to non-Royals), with expertly plugged hole to left of cross. Pedigreed to the Santa Rosa de Lima collection (our Auction #18, with original lot-tag #569) and to the Turner collection (Glendining, May 1987, lot #129). Estimate: $3,000-$4,500.

742. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, 1701H, posthumous Charles II. S-L15; KM-21; CT-576. 5.38 grams. Choice full pillars-and-waves, full but double-struck cross, two dates, three mintmarks and assayers, XF with touch of luster, possibly salvaged (to account for low weight). Pedigreed to our Auction #9, with original lot-tag #1105. Estimate: $200-$300.

743. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, 1706R. S-L16; KM-32; CT-1196. 6.31 grams. Choice full pillars-and-waves with well-detailed tops, nearly full

cross, two full dates, VF with flat spots and patina. Pedigreed to our Auction #9, with original lot-tag #1113. Estimate: $200-$300.

744. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales Royal (galano), 1711M, rare. S-L20; KM-R32; CT-1180. 6.35 grams. Very broad flan with nearly full legends in addition to the choice inner details (no doubling), richly toned VF with peripheral hole to right of cross. Pedigreed to our Auction #9, with original lot-tag #1116. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

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Potosí Silver Cobs Shield-type 745. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer L (1st period,

“Lima style”), rare. S-P3; KM-5.1; CT-140 (under Lima). 26.68 grams. Very broad flan (as expected), with full but doubled shield and cross, much legend including bold ISPANIARVM without H (a defining feature between 1st- and 2nd-period L along with a deep-dimpled tressure), Fine with very light toning. Pedigreed to our Auction #17, with original lot-tag #765. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

746. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer C-under-erasure, very rare. S-P5; KM-5.1; CT-136 (under La Plata). 27.70 grams. This

is the finest specimen we have ever offered of this popular issue (once believed to be La Plata), with very clear letter B (actually B/L) inside the erasure between the clear mintmark P and bold assayer C, also with well-detailed full shield and cross and crown and much legend (full PHILIPPVS), just a trifle doubling and flatness but with nice toning around the details, XF. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

747. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer B (3rd 748. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer A. S-P11;

period). S-P10; KM-5.1; CT-158. 27.25 grams. Non-toned AXF with good full shield and cross, bold P-B and denomination o-VIII. Estimate: $150-$225.

KM-5.1; CT-157. 27.20 grams. Richly toned XF+ with superb full crosslions-castles and tressure, good full shield, full P-A and denomination, much legend. Estimate: $200-$300.

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749. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer B (4th 752. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer R

period). S-P12; KM-5.1. 25.80 grams. Good full shield, full but partially flat cross, bold P-B and denomination, non-toned XF with light surface corrosion as from unspecified wreck. Estimate: $200-$300.

(curved leg). S-P15; KM-10; CT-126. 27.25 grams. Blast-white AU+ with bold full P-R, well-detailed full shield and crown and cross, some flat spots and parts of edge crude but very unusual grade for a cob of this period. Estimate: $150-$225.

750. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer B (4th 753. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer R

period). S-P12; KM-5.1. 27.18 grams. Excellent full shield and cross, both very well detailed but the cross-lions-castles particularly bold, full P-B (the assayer slightly doubled), attractively toned XF+. Estimate: $175-$250.

(curved leg). S-P15; KM-10; CT-126. 26.79 grams. Nice full shield, good full cross-and-tressure, VF with orange sediment in crevices and lightly toned all over, parts of edge crude (as made). Estimate: $150-$225.

754. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer Q/R,

751. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer B (5th

period), borders of x’s. S-P14; KM-5.5. 27.06 grams. Well-detailed full crown and shield and cross but all a bit doubled, full P-B, clear borders of x’s, non-toned VF. Estimate: $175-$250.

very rare. S-P17; KM-10. 26.90 grams. Non-toned AU- with choice full shield and cross, but best feature is the full and bold P-Q with clear Q/R, which is so rare that Paoletti had to use a 4R to illustrate it in his main book on 8 reales. Estimate: $250-$375.

755. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer Q. S-P17; KM-10; CT-124. 26.89 grams. Very broad flan with choice full shield and

cross, bold full P-Q, full king’s name and ordinal PHILIPVS III, XF with light orange sediment in crevices. Estimate: $200-$300.

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756. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer Q.

S-P17; KM-10; CT-124. 26.81 grams. Very bold full P-Q, full but partially

flat shield and cross, VF+, somewhat barrel-shaped flan. Estimate: $150-$225.

757. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer Q. S-P17;

760. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer T (ca.

1620), quadrants of cross transposed. S-P21; KM-10. 27.09 grams.

Choice full shield and cross, bold 62 of date and assayer T with + ornament above, VF, well struck for the period. Estimate: $150-$225.

761. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1621T, quadrants of cross

toned AVF with full P-Q (possible Q/C), good full shield and cross, thin flan with probable old shaving on edge. Estimate: $150-$225.

transposed, ex-”Panama hoard.” S-P21; KM-10. 25.82 grams. Choice full cross, full but doubled shield, full P+T and denomination, bold full “ZI” (21) of date, VF with orange sediment in crevices. From the ca.-1629 “Panama hoard.” Estimate: $200-$300.

758. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1)617M, rotated legend

762. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1622P, quadrants of cross transposed, rare. S-P22; KM-19; CT-458. 26.75 grams. Broad flan with

KM-10; CT-124. 23.38 grams. Richly

(date at 8 o’clock). S-P19; KM-10; CT-129. 26.82 grams. Broad-flan VF with much flatness and soft strike, clear assayer and date, technically full shield and cross, very lightly toned. Estimate: $200-$300.

759. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1619(T). S-P21; KM-10; CT-

Very bold full date outside bold full cross, good full shield, non-salvage AVF, mostly deeply toned, two tiny edge-splits. Estimate: $200-$300.

133. 27.07 grams.

bold full date and P+P, also good full shield and cross, nearly full but doubled crown, VF with light toning on fields, surely one of the nicest examples of this issue. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

763. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 162(8)T. S-P24; KM-19a; CT-468.

27.25 grams. Good full shield with full •P•T• to left and denomination to right, full but cruder cross (distinctive lions) with clear 162 of date, AXF with sediment on fields and dark patch at edge on obverse. Estimate: $150-$225.

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764. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1628T. 468. 26.53 grams. Full

S-P24; KM-19a; CT-

and clear date outside full cross with distinctive lions, full shield with dot-P-dot-T to left and denomination to right, non-toned and softly struck VF with flat areas. Estimate: $200-$300.

765. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1628P/T, ex-”Panama hoard.” S-P25; KM-19a; CT-469. 25.03 grams. Bold full cross with bold date, good full shield with full dot-P-dot-P/T-dot to left, AVF with bright orange sediment in crevices, flat areas. From the ca.-1629 “Panama hoard.” Estimate: $200-$300.

766. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1629T, large-dot borders, ex-”Panama hoard.”

S-P26; KM-19a; CT-470. 26.61 grams. Unevenly thick flan with good full shield and cross, bold 629 of date, full •P•T•, VF+ with orange sediment in crevices. From the ca.-1629 “Panama hoard.” Estimate: $200-$300.

767. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1629T, denomination dot8-dot, fine-dot borders. S-P26; KM-19a; CT-470. 26.55 grams. Very bold

full 29 of date (with sideways N-punch for the 2), good full shield and nearly full cross, king’s ordinal IIII in legend, softly struck AXF with some weak areas, edge-split. Estimate: $250-$375.

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768. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales Royal (galano), 1630T, x-shaped ornaments, very rare first known date of Potosí Royals,

Lázaro Plate Coin. S-P26; KM-R19a; CT-388. 26.60 grams. A truly grand piece of art, with all details full and bold on a very broad, round, even flan, in blatant contrast to the regular issues even for this typically choice date. Curiously, there are fleury-cross ornaments (which Paoletti refers to as St. Andrews crosses) between the P and T and above and below the denomination 8, which began late in this year and ceased (at least as x’s) in 1631, distinguishing this issue from other 1630 Royal 8R without those ornaments (also differentiated by the recumbent position of the 6 in the date on our specimen). A small punch-mark can be seen below the cross, with a neatly drilled hole below the assayer, grading XF with toning around details and traces of gilding. This jewel of a coin is shown as just a rubbing in Lázaro, who gave it a rating of RX (<3 known), and it was recently featured in the Cayón auction of January 2018 (lot 5022) with a long article (translated into English by Herman Blanton and published in NI Bulletin, Vol. 53, No. 9/10, September/October 2018) concerning the origin of cob coinage at Potosí and the genesis of “Royal” coinage. As is well known by now, the term “Royal” is a misnomer, as there is no evidence that these coins were struck for the King, and a term found in contemporary documents—galano—appears to refer to these special issues as well as Hearts. What is still unknown, however, is why these coins were made, and why they were made in differing quantities at apparently random times in certain years. The first Royals were made in Mexico just before the year 1600; the 1630 Royals of Potosí, like this one, were the first to be struck at Potosí and in fact in all of South America. Pedigreed to the Bank Leu auction of October 2002 (lot #453) and the Cayón auction of January 2018 (lot #5022). Estimate: $10,000-$15,000.

769. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1630T. S-P26; KM-19a; CT-472. 770. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1631T, x-shaped orna-

27.16 grams. Full four-digit date outside of doubled cross, good full shield with bold denomination dot-8-dot, AXF with patchy rich toning and spots of verdigris. Estimate: $250-$375.

ments, rare. S-P26; KM-19a; CT-473. 26.87 grams. Uneven flan (varying

from 2mm to 5mm in thickness) with naturally crude edge, 100% full date outside of off-center cross, good full shield, clear P-x-T and x-8-x, the x ornaments being small fleury crosses (also appearing after the date) characteristic of late 1630 and 1631 issues only, toned VF. Estimate: $350-$500.

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771. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1632(T), +-shaped ornaments (rare). S-P26; KM-19a; CT-474. 25.80 grams. Very bold 32 of date

outside of nearly full cross, well-detailed full shield with full +8+ to right (the + ornaments being the same fleury crosses as on the 16301 issues but upright instead of as x’s, in any case rarely seen as even Paoletti thought these ornaments were totally gone by 1632), full king’s name and ordinal, AXF with patchy toning. Estimate: $250-$375.

772. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (16)32T. S-P26; KM-19a; CT-

Well-detailed full shield with bold mintmark P and denomination 8 (no sign of fleury-cross ornaments), bold full cross, clear 2 of date, nicely toned VF with flat spots, small edge-crack. Estimate: $200-$300.

474. 26.32 grams.

773. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (16)33(T). S-P26; KM-19a; CT-

475. 26.80 grams. Bold 33 of date (rare so clear), full shield and cross, crude peripheries (as made), richly toned AVF. Pedigreed to our Auction #10, with original lot-tag #719. Estimate: $350-$500.

774. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales Royal (galano), 1638TR, denomination VIII, very rare. S-P27; KM-R19a; CT-384. 26.71 grams.

Another lovely gem from the first decade of Potosí Royals (see lot #768 and note that no Royals are known from 1632 to 1635), this with 100% full details on a very broad flan with minimal doubling and choice toning, AXF overall. This is a die-match with Lázaro #98 (RX, <3 known), with denomination Roman VIII versus Arabic 8 (as both were used from 1637 to 1644), but what is interesting is that Lázaro’s specimen is smaller and does not show the top of the 8 of the date, which on our example clearly shows modification from a 7 (although the die does not match any of the 1637’s known to us). While this piece also appears to be one of the extremely few Royals known without holes, closer examination reveals a plug at the bottom of the cross. Estimate: $10,000-up.

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775. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1)645, assayer not visible. 777. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1649Z, no countermark

KM-19a. 27.20 grams. Bold full date (rare thus) outside of full but crude

cross, the shield full but very doubled, non-toned AXF with peripheral flatness and small part of edge bent. Estimate: $250-$375.

776. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer not vis-

ible (1640s). KM-19a. 27.17 grams. Oblong flan with choice full cross, nearly full shield with full denomination to right, crude peripheries (and edge-split), attractively toned VF. Estimate: $150-$225.

(rare). S-P34; KM-19a; CT-508. 28.21 grams. Full date (small digits at very edge) outside good full cross, full but off-center shield with faint but certain assayer to left, richly toned VF, slightly crude edge (as made) with small splits. Estimate: $350-$500.

778. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1649O, with crown-alone countermark (rare type) on cross. S-P35; KM-19b; CT-506. 25.37

grams. Broad, round flan (almost Royal-like) with full cross and shield, bold full P-O and denomination but best of all is the very bold 649 date, along with complete countermark in one quadrant of the cross, AVF with some flat spots and minor doubling, also spotty toning, rare as non-salvage. Estimate: $500-$750.

779. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer C under erasure, very rare. S-P5; KM-4.2; CT-307 (under La Plata). 13.72 grams.

Broad, round flan with choice full inner details and nearly full legends, XF with contrasting toning (some dark spots), particularly bold Perasure-C. It is interesting to note that Sellschopp did not mention this denomination of this issue (which he considered to be La Plata in error) in his main book (Las Acunaciones de las Cecas de Lima, La Plata y Potosí [1971]), but he did list it without photo in his collaboration with Grunthal (The Coinage of Peru [1977], coin #295A), in reference to a specimen presented by Kurt Dym in the December 1971 issue of Gaceta Numismática. We have seen others in the meantime, but the present specimen, in its first appearance in any publication, is the best example we have offered. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

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780. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer B (2nd

784. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer B (5th

full legends (excellent full crown) on a very broad, round flan with attractive toning in crevices, XF. Estimate: $200-$300.

Bold full cross and shield with clear border of x’s around the former only, VF with contrasting sediment in crevices. Estimate: $125-$200.

781. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer B (2nd period). S-P6; KM-4.2. 13.50 grams. Lustrous XF with some weak spots

785. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer B (5th

period). S-P6; KM-4.2. 13.54 grams. Choice full inner details and nearly

but full inner details on a smaller, thicker flan, hint of toning, noted variant with small P-B lacking part of the bottom of the B (hence often confused for R). Estimate: $150-$225.

period), border of x’s on cross side only. S-P14; KM-4.3. 13.68 grams.

period), borders of x’s. S-P14; KM-4.3. 13.02 grams. Well-detailed full shield and cross with nice toning, bold assayer, XF with small areas of (old) surface corrosion. Estimate: $150-$225.

786. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer B (5th period), borders of x’s. S-P14; KM-4.3. 13.66 grams. Good full shield

782. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer B (2rd and cross, bold assayer, clear borders of x’s, VF+ with brownish sediperiod). S-P6; KM-4.2. 13.40 grams. Broad flan with much legend and full but partially flat inner details, bold P-B, VF with nice toning. Estimate: $150-$225.

ment on fields and some spots of verdigris. Estimate: $125-$200.

787. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer R 783. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer A. S-P11;

KM-4.2; CT-346. 13.11 grams. Very broad flan with choice full cross-andtressure and well-detailed full shield, nearly full legends, deeply toned XF+ with several edge-cracks and a plugged hole to right of cross. Estimate: $150-$225.

(curved leg). S-P15; KM-9; CT-244. 13.69 grams. Broad flan with nice full shield, full P-R, decent full cross, XF with light brown sediment in crevices. From an early 1630s hoard in southern Peru. Estimate: $125-$200.

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788. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, (1)621T, quadrants of cross transposed, rare. S-P21; KM-9. 13.46 grams. Bold full cross with clear 2 (Z) and bottom of 1 (I) of date, also good full shield with clear P+T to left, AXF with deep toning. Estimate: $200-$300.

789. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 16(2)9T, rare. S-P26; KM-17a. 13.89 grams. Good but off-center cross with full date in legend that

is double-struck in such a way that the 9 is on top of the 2 (Z), good full shield with clear P-dot-T to left, oddly rectangular flan, VF with brownish sediment on fields. The minors in this period are particularly difficult because the style of punches does not match the 8 reales. Estimate: $200-$300.

790. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1630T, rare. S-P26; KM-17a.

13.23 grams. Clear 30 of date, full shield and cross but with some flat areas, XF with patchy steel-gray toning and faint surface corrosion as from an unspecified shipwreck. Estimate: $150-$225.

791. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer L/M, 792. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer B/L (1st

rare. S-P3; KM-3.2. 6.41 grams. Very broad flan with lots of legend, welldetailed full shield and cross, AXF with patchy toning, old scratches and a couple tiny punchmarks, bold full assayer. With Historic Real Treasures (Augi García) photo-certificate. Estimate: $125-$200.

period). S-P4; KM-3.2. 6.64 grams. Bold full P-B/L (which could even

be B/L/L/M), some bold legend and full but partially weak shield and cross (distinctive lions), AXF. Estimate: $100-$150.

793. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1617M. S-P19; KM-8; CT-356. 6.75 grams. Broad flan with choice full date, bold full shield and cross

(off-center), AXF with deeply toned fields, a real trophy for someone who wants perhaps the best example known of the first dated 2R of Potosí. Estimate: $600-$900.

794. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, (16)21(T), rare. S-P21; KM-8;

CT-359. 6.75 grams. Clear bottom half of 21 (ZI) of date, particularly bold denomination Z, full shield and cross, Fine+. Estimate: $150-$225.

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795. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1622P, very rare. S-P22; KM-14. 797. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1626P/T, quadrants of 6.74 grams. Full final 2 (Z) of date (with penultimate digit also visible

but weaker) with large space after, bold full P-P and denomination Z, full cross and shield, non-toned Fine+. Estimate: $150-$225.

cross transposed, very rare. S-P23. 6.75 grams. Full and bold date,

good full shield and cross, full P-P/T (possibly P/T/P, as odd as that sounds), Fine+ with contrasting sediment in crevices. See note in previous lot regarding the neat style of this issue. Estimate: $350-$500.

796. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, (1)626T/P, denomination

z / o-IIII (error), very rare. S-P24; KM-14a. 6.77 grams. Choice and well-centered full shield and cross with clear bottom half of date, clear T/P, and clear denomination showing a z punched over an erroneous o-IIII, XF+ with steel-gray toning all over. Enigmatically, the 2R issues of 1626 (most from a single hoard) like this one show a much neater style than the larger coins of the same year. Pedigreed to our Auction #2 (lot #347). Estimate: $350-$500.

798. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, (16)29(T), rare. S-P26; KM-14a; CT-880. 6.54 grams. Broad flan with nice but off-center full cross-lions-

castles and shield, large full 9 and nearly full small 2 of date, XF with light steel-gray toning. Estimate: $200-$300.

799. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, (16)30T, rare. S-P26; KM-14a; CT-881.

6.00 grams. Crisply detailed full shield and cross with full 0 of date in legend,

full assayer, AU with light surface corrosion and light steely toning, possibly clipped on edge. From an early-1630s hoard in southern Peru, and pedigreed to our Auction #2 (lot #351). Estimate: $200-$300.

800. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1647Z/R, unique and important, ex-Ponterio “La Capitana” sale. S-P34; KM-14a. 4.26 grams.

Bold bottom half of date, full P-Z with clear Z/R, the under-assayer being for Felipe Ramírez de Arellano, who was famous for being convicted and executed for his role in the debasement scandal, of which this coin is a shining example with its very low weight (uncorroded) and dull color (indicating low fineness), an amazing survivor that was supposed to have been melted, with good full shield (partially weak) and cross, nicely toned. From the Capitana (1654) and pedigreed to the Ponterio “La Capitana” auction of April 1999, with original lot-tag #3 and original catalog, and with certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $500-up.

801. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1/4 real, Philip II, assayer R (Rincón) to right, mintmark P to left, rare.

S-P1; KM-A0001;

Deeply rainbow-toned VF with some legend and full but slightly crude inner details. Estimate: $300-$450. CT-764 (under Lima). 0.85 gram.

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Pillars-and-waves

802. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1659E, NGC VF 35. S-P37a;

803. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1664E, NGC VF 25. S-P37a;

waves, two dates, three assayers and mintmarks, nicely toned. NGC #4435033-006. Estimate: $500-$750.

a bit doubled), all three dates and mintmarks and assayers visible, traces of toning around details only. NGC #4459362-009. Estimate: $500-$750.

KM-21; CT-447. 27.9 grams Good full cross, full but doubled pillars-and-

KM-21; CT-453. 27.4 grams Choice full cross and pillars (the waves [only]

804. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales Royal (galano), 1669E with 669/8 on cross side (unique). S-P37b; KM-unl (R26 for Type); CT-304.

27.12 grams. Perfectly round and even per the era, with all details full (faint doubling on pillars side only), very nicely toned VF+ with typical hole at top of pillars (right of cross), the pillars side unrecorded in Lázaro but the cross side a die-match with Lázaro #182 (R2, the clear overdate not noted by Lázaro). Pedigreed to the Cayón auction of February 2012, with original lot-card and tag #446 plus Spanish export certificate. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

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805. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales Royal (galano), 1672E, with Guatemala sun-over-mountains (Type II, 1839) countermark on cross, ex-Stuart. S-P37b; KM-R26; CT-308. 26.84 grams. Broad, round and even flan per the era, very bold and well-detailed XF with off-center cross (also slightly doubled) but attractively toned, holed at top of cross (in P of POTOSÍ on other side), die-match with Lázaro #189 (R2), full and deeply impressed AU countermark (with die-crack) in top right quadrant of cross. Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart collection. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

806. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1685VR. S-P40; KM-26; CT-368.

807. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1687VR. S-P40; KM-26; CT-372.

sides nicely coincident with the pillars design, which is full but with some flat spots, same for the cross, lots of legend, overall three dates (including full 1685 in legend) and full king’s name, XF for actual wear. Estimate: $400-$600.

cross with choice castles, two dates, three assayers, lightly toned VF+ with crude edge (as made). Estimate: $300-$450.

27.84 grams. Broad flan in an attractive “fat barrel” shape with curved

27.22 grams. Excellent full pillars-and-waves, also full but partially weak

808. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1687VR. S-P40; KM-26; CT-372.

26.93 grams. Three dates and assayers and mintmarks, full CAROLVS

II, technically full cross and pillars-and-waves but all a bit crude (weak spots), AVF with dark toning in crevices. With Historic Real Treasures (Augi Garcia) photo-certificate. Estimate: $200-$300.

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809. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1689VR. S-P40; KM-26; CT-374.

810. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1693VR. S-P40; KM-26; CT-379.

and date, off-center cross with second date below and second assayer to right, full king’s ordinal II, XF with small edge-split. Pedigreed to our Auction #1 (lot #324). Estimate: $200-$300.

also full but doubled, three mintmarks and assayers, nicely toned XF with edge-split. Estimate: $350-$500.

27.48 grams. Bold full pillars with particularly bold mintmark, assayer

27.07 grams. Very choice full pillars-and-waves, the cross-lions-castles

811. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales Royal (galano), 1702Y, with Guatemala sun-over-mountains (Type II, 1839) countermark on cross, ex-Stuart. S-P43a; KM-R31; CT-803. 26.62 grams. Broad flan for the era, also more even than usual with full legends and inner details and minimal flatness and doubling, VF with light golden toning on fields, holed to left of cross (about 7 o’clock on pillars side), very deeply impressed AU countermark (small edge-split there too), die-match with Lázaro #241 (R3). Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart collection. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000.

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812. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales Royal (galano), 1709Y. S-P43a; KM-R31; CT-810. 26.90 grams. Die-match with Lázaro #250 (R3), and

in fact a superior example, with much legend visible (including full third date), nice toning and no worse than VF for wear, but with some doubling at the top of the cross, holed at top of pillars (2 o’clock on cross side), good contrast with previous lot in terms of flan diameter. Pedigreed to our Auction #14, with original lot-tag #712. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

813. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales Royal (galano), 1718Y, “condor” ornaments in legends and interiors. S-P43a; KM-R31; CT-

Bold full details with only slight central weakness and doubling, nearly full legends, deeply toned VF with hole a 2 o’clock on cross side / 10 o’clock on pillars side (hence not aligned with anything), interesting type with “condors” for stops in legend and flanking top-row elements (an unexplained feature that began in this year and was totally gone by 1720), die-match with Lázaro #263 (R4). Estimate: $3,000-$4,500.

819. 26.48 grams.

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814. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales Royal (galano), 1719Y, “condor” ornaments in legends and interiors, with Guatemala sun-over-mountains (Type II, 1839) countermark on cross, ex-Stuart. S-P43a; KM-R31; CT-820. 26.26 grams. Broad flan for the era with full legends, slightly weak interiors, curious “condor” ornaments all over (even twice to left of crown, also see previous lot), lightly toned AVF with hole at bottom of pillars and cross (aligned axis), die-match with Lázaro #264 (R3), very crude (illegible) countermark in top-right quadrant of doubled cross. Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart collection. Estimate: $3,000-$4,500.

815. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1728M. S-P44; KM-31; CT-885.

28.17 grams. Crude, chunky flan with full but slightly doubled pillars

and cross, three full assayers, XF or better for actual wear, lightly brown-toned. Estimate: $150-$225.

816. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1733YA, very rare, NGC XF 45. S-P45; KM-31a; CT-891. 27.5 grams. Choice full cross and pillars-andwaves (slightly doubled) with three full dates and assayers, deeply rainbow toned, with hairline edge-split at top of pillars, much better strike than usual for this era and a desirable two-year assayer. NGC #4435034-003 (extra-thick slab). Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

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817. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1734E, NGC AU 53. S-P46; 821. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1737M, NGC MS 60. S-P47; Chunky but high grade (some luster remaining), with bold full pillars-and-waves, off-center cross, two dates, three mintmarks. NGC #4495902-001 (extra-thick slab). Estimate: $400-$600.

KM-31a; CT-893. 28.23 grams.

818. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1734E.

893. 27.61 grams. Choice

KM-31a; CT-898. 27.21 grams. Bold full pillars-and-waves and cross, crude peripheries, well centered and clearly devoid of wear but chunky as usual. NGC #4495902-003 (extra-thick slab). Estimate: $500-$750.

822. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1738M. S-P47; KM-31a; CT-899. S-P46; KM-31a; CT-

full pillars-and-waves and cross-lions-castles, both very bold and unusually complete for this era, with three FULL dates and mintmarks and assayers, XF with nicely toned fields, really as close as you can get to a Royal in a regular issue for this period. Estimate: $350-$500.

27.14 grams. Choice full pillars-and-waves and cross for this chunky era,

well centered, with two dates and three assayers, nice VF, edge-split. Estimate: $250-$375.

823. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1739M, NGC AU 58. S-P47;

819. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1736E. S-P46; KM-31a; CT-896.

26.69 grams. Bold full cross and pillars-and-waves, bold main date and parts of both the others, typically chunky, bold XF with toning and verdigris. Estimate: $175-$250.

KM-31a; CT-900. 26.33 grams. Chunky as usual but 100% Mint State in our opinion, with ZERO wear and traces of luster, choice full pillars and cross-lions-castles, no toning. NGC #4495902-002 (extra-thick slab). Estimate: $500-$750.

824. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1739M. S-P47; KM-31a; CT-900. 820. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1737E.

26.88 grams. Bold full cross and pillars, two bold dates, three mintmarks, S-P46; KM-31a; CT-

Atypically well detailed and high grade (AU) but double-struck, with full inner details, all three dates and mintmarks and assayers, mostly toned. Estimate: $250-$375.

897. 27.23 grams.

AXF with spotty toning, typically chunky with crude edge (as made). Estimate: $150-$225.

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825. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1740M. S-P47; KM-31a; CT-901.

26.53 grams. Choice full pillars-and-waves and cross, both very bold

and well centered, typically chunky, lightly toned XF+. Estimate: $350-$500.

826. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1741P. S-P48; KM-31a; CT-903.

26.33 grams. Very crude (chunky) flan with an archipelago of cracks

in part of edge (sharp edge-point opposite), two full dates, actually no worse than XF for wear, traces of toning. Estimate: $125-$200.

829. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1745q. S-P50; KM-31a; CT-909. 27.07 grams. Good full pillars and cross in technically high grade (near

AU) but with flat peripheries and spotty black and gold toning, chunky as usual. Estimate: $250-$375.

830. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1746q.

910. 26.42 grams. Crude

S-P50; KM-31a; CT-

and chunky but with very bold full cross, full pillars-and-waves, two dates, XF with minor surface porosity near part of edge. Estimate: $250-$375.

827. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1744C. S-P49; KM-31a; CT-907.

26.74 grams. Good full pillars-and-waves, full but cruder cross, chunky

AVF with black spots. Estimate: $200-$300.

831. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1750q. S-P50a; KM-40; CT-360.

27.33 grams. Richly toned XF (chunky as usual) with good full pillarsand-waves and cross, three dates and mintmarks and assayers, tiny edge-split. Estimate: $150-$225.

828. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1745q, with P/q at bottom

right (unique error). S-P50; KM-31a; CT-909. 27.17 grams. Squarish flan (chunky) with full cross and pillars-and-waves, the pillars side nicely aligned on a diagonal axis with the flan, AVF with toned fields, with very clear mintmark P punched over assayer q at bottom right, the first instance we have seen of this in over 25 years of studying Potosí cobs! Estimate: $250-up.

832. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1751q/E. S-P52; KM-40. 26.72

grams. Broad but chunky flan with full pillars (flat waves) and cross, two dates and assayers (one with blatant q/E), three mintmarks, unusually well detailed for the era, AXF with contrasting toning. Estimate: $350-$500.

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833. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1752q, mintmark and

assayer transposed in pillars (rare). S-P52. 27.43 grams. Typically

chunky flan but with full pillars-and-waves showing all central elements including the P’s and q’s in incorrect places, nearly full cross with bold mintmark and date and dark patch, VF overall. Estimate: $500-up.

837. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1763V-Y-V.

834. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1752q. S-P52; KM-40; CT-364. 838. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1763V-Y-V. 27.37 grams. Neat shape (chunky and square with four sharp points),

with bold full cross and pillars, bold main date and part of another, silvery AXF with lightly toned fields. Estimate: $250-$375.

S-P57; KM-45;

Very choice centers with full and bold cross and pillars, very bold date, three mintmarks, lightly toned XF+. Estimate: $175-$250. CT-950. 27.11 grams.

S-P57; KM-45;

Good full cross and pillars with three dates and mintmarks, part of king’s ordinal (T)ERTIVS in legend, VF with contrasting brown sediment on fields. Estimate: $150-$225. CT-950. 27.32 grams.

835. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1758q. S-P54; KM-40; CT-375. 839. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1764V-(Y). S-P57; KM-45; CT-

26.38 grams. Chunky flan with very crude edge, bold but incomplete cross, full pillars and date, AXF with light toning in crevices. Estimate: $175-$250.

951. 27.09 grams. Round but chunky flan with very sharp edge all the way around, full pillars and cross (well centered) with bold date and two bold assayers, curious roughness on opposing sides per the era, sharp VF+ with toning in crevices. Estimate: $125-$200.

836. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1759q, NGC AU 50. S-P54;

KM-40; CT-376. 27.17 grams. Chunky but with good central details (bold cross, full pillars and date, spotty toning, unusually high grade. NGC #4459363-005 (extra-thick slab). Estimate: $350-$500.

840. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1765V-Y. S-P57; KM-45; CT-952.

27.06 grams. Frosty high-grade specimen (AU+) with lots of detail for the era (still chunky), including full cross-lions-castles and off-center pillars-and-waves with full 1765 second date in legend (when do you ever see that?). Estimate: $400-$600.

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841. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1768V-Y. S-P57; KM-45; CT-

955. 26.37 grams. Very

crude and chunky flan with voids and splits in edge, nearly full cross and pillars with full date, technically high grade (AU). Estimate: $350-$500.

842. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1771V-(Y), assayer V at upper right and bottom right (rare). S-P57. 26.45 grams. Smallish (chunky) flan with one pillar full and bold, full V at top right and clear top-left portion of misplaced V at bottom right, brown-toned VF with curious roughness on opposing sides. Estimate: $150-$225.

844. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1773/2V-(Y). S-P57; KM-45. 26.94 grams. Very chunky and crude as usual, with two full lions in

oversized and off-center cross, full date (rare thus, and desirable as the final date of cobs) with clear 3/2 next to full assayer Y above waves, rough spots on opposing sides, AVF. Estimate: $150-$225.

845. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1654E, •PH• at top, ex-

Capitana. S-P37a; KM-18; CT-742. 12.57 grams. Good full pillars with bold date and mintmark and assayer, full but off-center cross-lionscastles with clear second date and VF+ with toned fields, very light surface porosity. From the Capitana (1654). Estimate: $200-$300.

843. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1771V-(Y), assayer V at

upper right and bottom right (rare). S-P57. 27.00 grams. Chunky

flan as usual, with good full cross-lions-castles, slightly off-center pillars with bold date and certain assayer V in both top and bottom right, lightly toned VF. Estimate: $150-$225.

846. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1664E. S-P37a; KM-18; CT-756. 13.73 grams. Mostly weakly struck but with technically full pillars and

cross, the latter with bold date below, three mintmarks, Fine+ with sediment in crevices. Estimate: $150-$225.

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847. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales Royal (galano), 1683V, extremely rare, PCGS XF detail. S-P39; KM-unl (R25 for Type); CT-486. 13.25 grams. Broad flan with full details including legends, choice per the period, with deep, contrasting toning, plugged and expertly repaired hole in crown above pillars (very hard to detect), first example of this date and denomination we have seen (probably unique) and much better-looking than any of the other Charles II Potosí 4R Royals we have offered. PCGS #36259163. Estimate: $6,000-$9,000.

848. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1766(V-Y).

S-P57; KM-44;

Very chunky and crude but frosty and technically high grade (XF?), two dates, dark spots on fields here and there. Estimate: $125-$200.

CT-1159. 12.76 grams.

849. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1772/1V-(Y), rare. S-P59;

KM-44. 13.38 grams. Very small, chunky flan with bold full date, nearly

full cross, richly toned Fine+. Estimate: $200-$300.

850. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1662E. S-P37a; KM-16; CT-910.

5.36 grams. Good full cross, off-center pillars with full 1662 date in

legend (three dates overall), AVF with toning around details. Estimate: $125-$200.

851. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1683V. S-P39; KM-24; CT-612.

6.16 grams. Very broad flan with three dates, full but partially flat

pillars-and-waves and cross-lions-castles (the latter slightly doubled), richly toned VF+. Estimate: $150-$225.

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852. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1690VR, ex-Karon. S-P40; KM-24; CT-621. 6.51 grams. Very eye-catching “near-Heart” shape (originally described in Karon as “peculiar pomegranate-shape”) with the full interior design on both sides (every detail choice, two dates and three mintmarks and assayers) nearly aligned with a long point in the flan, non-toned AXF. Clearly the minter of this piece took care to line things up and strike only once with a heavy, even blow! Pedigreed to the Paul Karon collection (Ponterio auction of March 1990, lot #582). Estimate: $250-$375.

853. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1691VR. S-P40; KM-24; CT-622. 854. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1694VR. S-P40; KM-24; CT-625. 6.40 grams. Round flan with full but partially flat pillars, full but off-

center cross, two bold dates, bold king’s ordinal II, attractively toned VF+ with small edge-split. Estimate: $125-$200.

6.28 grams. Very choice full pillars-and-waves and cross-lions-castles,

neatly oriented 45 degrees relative to each other, with all three dates and mintmarks and assayers, VF+ with darkly contrasting toning on fields, small hole at top of pillars. Estimate: $125-$200.

855. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1707Y. S-P43a; KM-29; CT-1329.

5.74 grams Bold full pillars and cross, two dates, nicely toned AVF, slightly crude flan per the era. Pedigreed to our Auction #20 (lot #1973). Estimate: $125-$200.

856. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales Royal (galano), 1720Y. S-P43a; KM-unl (R29 for Type); CT-1307. 6.25 grams. Round and evenly thick (unlike the crude regular issue for this period) but with doubled cross and minor weak areas, AVF with contrasting toning, holed at top of cross / bottom of pillars. Estimate: $700-$1,000. 857. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1725Y, Louis I. S-P43b; KM-34; CT-38. 6.01 grams Only Fine with much flatness but 100% full king’s name (very rare thus), with full 5 of date in legend, dark toning on fields. Estimate: $125-$200.

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858. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 859. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1773(V-Y), 860. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1744C. S-P49; KM-29a; CT-1372. 6.66 grams. Choice full pillars-and-waves and

cross with two bold dates, also rather high grade (AU), typically crude edge (tiny splits). Estimate: $200-$300.

rare. S-P59; KM-43; CT-1375. 6.43 grams Long flan following the axis of the pillars, enabling a full and bold date (rare thus), popular as the final year of cobs, the last digit clearly punched over another digit that actually looks more like a 0 than a 2, Fine with dark toning in crevices. Estimate: $125-$200.

1658E.

S-P37a; KM-13; CT-1058. 2.82 grams. Superb full interiors with crisp

and even details throughout, including three full dates and mintmarks and assayers, all in relatively high grade (XF+) with contrasting dark toning in crevices. Estimate: $70-$100.

861. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real Heart, 1722Y, very rare, Sedwick Plate. S-P43a; KM-unl; CT-1622. 3.83 grams. Choice strike with beautiful full pillars, full cross (double-struck), XF with lovely toning all over, classic “Heart” shape with aligned axes and stem (“flames”) at top with usual hole for wearing as an amulet, desirable pedigree. Pedigreed to our Auction #18 (lot #787) and Plate Coin on page 88 of the 2nd edition of our Practical Book of Cobs (1990). Estimate: $4,000-$6,000.

862. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1/2 real Royal (galano), Philip V, date not visible, rare. 1.56 grams. Almost perfectly round and with bold and evenly struck details, albeit on a flan that is too small for anything in the periphery, including—amazingly—the date! The net result is that the monogram and cross-lions-castles are choice, and there is no question that this is a presentation piece, but we cannot attribute it to a particular date. Nicely toned XF+. Estimate: $500-up.

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Other Silver Cobs Dominican Republic

863. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, assayer F to left, lions and castles transposed, ex-

tremely rare, ex-Heifetz, ex-Rudman. S-SD1; KM-30; CT-95. 8.22 grams. Very broad, round flan with 100% full legends and inner details,

slightly porous AVF with contrasting toning in crevices, tiny edge-split, very nice aspect overall. Pedigreed to the Jascha Heifetz collection (Superior auction of November 1989, lot 317) and to the Isaac Rudman collection. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000.

864. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 1 real, Charles-Joanna, no assayer (F), mintmark S to left and P to right, three

stars at top and one star at bottom of pillars, very rare, ex-Byrne, ex-Rudman. S-SD1; KM-unl; CT-159. 2.07 grams. Small, thin Fine

with choice bold legends on pillars side, full crown on shield side, the centers weak but legible, dark toning in crevices, desirable pedigree. Pedigreed to the Ray Byrne collection (Jess Peters’ Coins and Tokens of the Caribees auction of June 1975, lot #1107) and to the Isaac Rudman collection. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

865. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, copper 2 mara-

866. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, billon blanca,

the 4 maravedís of this series is rather common, but the 2 maravedís is rarely seen, and this particular type (Estrella #44, no photo) is rarer still. The diagnostic is the legend, of which very little shows on this coin, but enough to see that the obverse reads CAROLVS ET IOHANA REGIS and not just CAROLVS ET IOANNA. The inner details are full (mintmark S-P flanking pillars on obverse, assayer F and denomination II flanking large crowned Y on reverse), but the surfaces are all a bit corroded and dark, and a small piece of the edge was lost. Pedigreed to the Isaac Rudman collection. NGC #4503120-025. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

lot) is this next denomination down (which Estrella mistakenly called a copper 1 maravedí, rectified by archival research by Proctor presented in 2010 and 2017), of which only eight are known, this clearly not the best example (holed and chipped, but at least with clear full crowned R (Gothic K) flanked by mintmark S-P and crowned Y flanked by assayer F (the punch more like an E) and denomination I, XF for actual wear, with copper color on one side and brass color on the other. Pedigreed to the Isaac Rudman collection. Estimate: $250-$375.

vedís, Charles-Joanna, assayer F, very rare, NGC Genuine, ex-Rudman. S-SD1; KM-41; CT-214. 0.95 gram Because of some hoards,

Charles-Joanna, assayer F, extremely rare, ex-Rudman. S-SD1; KM-unl; CT-215. 0.65 grams. Even rarer than the 2 maravedís (see previous

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Panama

867. Panama(?), P countermark on a Seville, Spain, 1 real, Ferdinand-Isabel, special “crowned-F” issue for New World

use, three-dot columns flanking shield, mintmark S on reverse, very rare. CT-389 (host). 3.02 grams. Very bold and deep countermark (simple P with long foot) in center of shield, with resultant hairline crack to edge, host coin XF with choice full details (including legends), dark crusty toning on fields. This special issue with crowned F (efe coronada in Spanish) between arrows and yoke on reverse was made in Spain and exported to the New World but without any exact location specified. Estimate: $500-$750.

868. Panama(?), P countermark on a Granada, Spain, 1 real, Ferdinand-Isabel, circlets flanking shield, mintmark Gothic G on reverse, rare. CT-316 (host). 2.80 grams. Very deeply impressed

P on the reverse of a choice XF host with choice full inner details and crown, full Gothic legends, lightly toned with traces of lacquer. Estimate: $400-$600.

869. Panama(?), P countermark on a Seville, Spain, 1 real, Ferdinand-Isabel, mintmark S on reverse, rare. CT-unl. (host).

2.93 grams. Very deep and bold P countermark on shield next to

another deep but illegible countermark (probably another “P”), the host AXF with full but corroded legends, traces of lacquer and toning, clear mintmark S to left and unreadable letter (not a star) to right on reverse, nothing on either side of shield (unlisted variety in CT). Estimate: $400-$600.

870. Panama(?), C countermark on a Seville, Spain, 1 real, Ferdinand-Isabel, circlets flanking shield, mintmark S on reverse, rare. CT-unl. (host). 2.88 grams. Bold

and full incuse countermark on reverse of broad-flan AXF host (lightly corroded), whose legends are particularly full but with tiny chips in edge, unlisted variety without star on reverse, traces of toning. Estimate: $300-$450.

871. Panama, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer

oB to right, mintmark AP above denomination II to left, very rare. S-AP4; KM-3.3; CT-506.

6.73 grams. Nicely toned VF with good full shield,

doubled full cross, much bold legend, very bold mintmark and assayer, die-match with Proctor 2R.1B. Pedigreed to our Auction #17, with original lot-tag #1038. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

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872. Panama, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer

oB to left, mintmark AP above denomination II to right, very rare. S-AP4; KM-3.2; CT-507. 6.38 grams.

Toned VF with light surface corrosion and toning, full but slightly doubled inner details and crown, much legend, weak but certain assayer, clear AP-II, die-match with Proctor #2R.3B. Pedigreed to our Auction #16, with original lot-tag #676. Estimate: $1,750-$2,500.

873. Panama, cob 1/2 real, Philip II, assayer P to right, assayer M below, mintmark AP to left of monogram, very rare.

Lightly toned XF with minor surface porosity, good full cross (with tiny lions) and monogram and crown, bold mintmark and assayer P (the M very weak), broad flan with lots of legend. Very few of these dual-assayer 1/2R are known, and this specimen does not match the die combinations of any of the three listed and shown in Proctor. Pedigreed to our Auction #17, with original lot-tag #1039. Estimate: $1,750-$2,500.

S-AP1; KM-1; CT-720. 1.56 grams.

Colombia

874. Cartagena, Colombia, cob 8 reales, 1628, assayer E 875. Cartagena, Colombia, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer

below mintmark RN to left (RN-E), very rare, PCGS VF detail / saltwater damage, ex-Eldorado. Restrepo-M45.3; S-C3; CT-253;

E below mintmark RN to left. Restrepo-M45.3; S-C3; KM-3.4; CT-253.

and full inner details on both sides, the shield and denomination to left particularly nice (the RN-E to left visible but weaker), and the full cross-lions-castles on reverse doubled but well detailed and with bold full 1628 date in legend, darkly toned all over and with light surface pitting (note the good weight) as from an unspecified wreck. Pedigreed to the Eldorado collection (Stack’s Bowers auction of January 2018), with original lot-tag #11019. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

full but weak RN-E to left, solid flan with light surface corrosion and faint toning. From the “Spice Islands wreck,” sunk ca. 1629 off Southeast Asia. Estimate: $600-$900.

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876. Cartagena, Colombia, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer E below mintmark RN to right. Restrepo-M45.12; S-C3; KM-3.4; CT-

KM-3.4; CT-253. 26.07 grams. Bold

24.79 grams. Very bold full cross, nearly full (off-center) shield with

Type 73. 26.93 grams. Very thick, seven-sided flan with good full shield (slightly doubled) and nearly full cross but peripheries off the flan, the RN-E to right fairly clear (attributed to 1630 in Restrepo), nicely toned VF+. Estimate: $500-$750.

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877. Cartagena, Colombia, cob 4 reales, 1630, assayer E below mintmark RN to right, rare, ex-Lasser. Restrepo-M36.4; S-C3; KM-2.4; CT-unl (136 for Type). 13.76 grams. Con-

veniently odd-shaped flan, as the full date 1630 shows in a protrusion, also with good full cross, full denomination IIII (vertically) to left and RN-E to right of full shield, AXF with patchy toning (low contrast), desirable pedigree. Pedigreed to the Joseph Lasser collection (our Auction #1, with original lot-tag #335 and Lasser’s handwritten tag). Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

878. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 8 reales, 1665 date to right, assayer PoRS to left, with “Golden Fleece” countermark (Brabant, Spanish Netherlands, 1666-72, 48 patards) on pillars side, very rare, ex-Lasser, Calbetó Plate Coin, Restrepo Plate Coin.

Host: Restrepo-M46.40 (plate); S-B7; KM-7.1; CT-541. 26.91 grams. Sometimes a coin is so rare, choice and important that it finds itself in timeless col-

lections and references spanning several decades, as is the case here. The scarce countermark is full and bold (unlike most examples) in between the tops of the full crowned pillars with full and bold date to right, full assayer to left and mintmark NoR in middle, the shield on the other side also full and well-detailed (albeit doubled), with vertical denomination VIII to right, VF for wear and richly old-toned. Pedigreed to the Joseph Lasser collection (our Auction #1, with original lot-tag #341 and Lasser’s handwritten tag), Plate Coin on page 83 of Restrepo’s Coinage of Colombia (2012), Plate Coin #1357 in Calbetó’s Compendium VIII Reales (1970), and pedigreed to the Christensen auction of October 1981, with original lot tag #556, and to the Calicó auction of April 1959 (lot #1128). Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

879. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 8 reales, 1668(?), assayer Po.RS. to left, rare. Restrepo-M62.5; S-B7a; KM-12; CT-395. 26.92 grams. Thick, oval flan bold full pillars, the PLVS / VL / TRA and mintmark NoR in between quite bold, as is also the RS of the assayer to left, but the date is oddly doubled onto the right pillar (still mostly readable), also full but cruder shield (slightly doubled), VF+ with dark toning, spots of orange encrustation, and edge damage from mounting at top of pillars / left of shield. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

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880. Cartagena, Colombia, cob 4 reales, (1655), assayer S below mintmark C to right, very rare, PCGS VF detail / saltwater damage, ex-Eldorado. Restrepo-M40; S-C4; KM10.2; CT-655. 11.85 grams. Choice full shield-lions-

castles (well centered), bold and nearly full pillars, all nicely toned but with peripheral pitting and light surface corrosion, the all-important assayer S fully visible, overall XF or better in our opinion. Pedigreed to the Eldorado collection (Stack’s Bowers auction of January 2018), with original lot-tag #11059. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

881. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 1 real, Philip IV, assayer R (pillars type, 1651), PCGS XF40,

ex-Eldorado. Restrepo-M24.1; S-B7; KM-15; CT-Type 237. 3.02 grams. Bold full assayer to right of nearly full but off-center shield-lions-castles below crown, the full pillars on the other side with motto P-LV-S above mintmark N, rainbow toning, small edge-split. The date is off the flan but attributed to 1651 by the design (according to Restrepo), which is curiously the first date of the pillars type and a whole year earlier than the beginning of the pillars-and-waves type at Potosí (both precipitated by the Potosí mint scandal). Pedigreed to the Eldorado Collection. PCGS #85760945. Estimate: $300-$450.

882. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 1/2 real, Charles II (monogram of Philip III or IV), no assayer (Arce?),

rare. Restrepo-M54.2; KM-A8; CT-Type 153. 1.64 grams. One of the many idiosyncrasies of the Bogotá mint is the fact that

all its cob 1/2R used a Philip monogram, even during the long period of 1666-1715 during the reign of Charles II and subsequent uncertainty during the War of Spanish Succession (which may or may not have had anything to do with it), at which time the gold cobs were made with Charles II legends long after his death. The present coin is an excellent example, for the monogram is nearly full but off-center enough to reveal a bold (CAR)OLV(S) in the legend, the other side with good full cross with lions and castles typically transposed, all nicely toned, VF. Estimate: $100-$150.

Guatemala

883. Guatemala, “moclón” 2 reales, crown countermark (1662) on a Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip IV, (1651-52)E, struck from 1R dies (unique). CT-Type 175. 5.96 grams This fascinating coin started life as a 1R on a very oversized and overweight flan but then

was confirmed as a 2R by virtue of the countermark (fully visible in the center of the full crossand-tressure), the denomination error most blatant on the obverse, where nearly full legends enclose a full shield with clear P-E to left and I-E to right, toned AVF with stripped hole at one end of cross and neater hole to right of shield. Estimate: $200-$300.

884. Guatemala, cob 8 reales, 1747J, rare, ex-Portolà. S-G1a;

Higher grade than normal (AVF, nicely toned), with nearly full (albeit off-center) pillars and worlds, bold mintmark, clear date, full assayer, good full crown and shield, neatly five-sided flan with NO HOLE. Pedigreed to the Portola collection (Aureo auction of January 2018, with original lot-tag #146 Estimate: $700-$1,000.

CT-277; KM-12. 26.46 grams.

885. Guatemala, cob 8 reales, 1752J. S-G1a; CT-284; KM-12. 26.46

grams. Somewhat rectangular flan with good full pillars-and-worlds with particularly attractive crown and full date below, two full mintmarks, full assayer and most of denomination flanking off-center shield with full crown above, nicely toned and higher grade than usual (VF) but with hole near edge. Estimate: $350-$500.

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886. Guatemala, cob 8 reales, 1752J. S-G1a; CT-284; KM-12. 26.77 grams. Choice

full crown above globes and waves and date (full), clear assayer but partially weak shield, richly toned Fine+ with NO HOLE. With NGC tag #2323679-001 (F 12). Estimate: $200-$300.

Spain (for use in the New World) Ferdinand-Isabel

887. Seville, Spain (special issue struck for the Americas), 1 real, Ferdinand-Isabel, mintmark S to left, ermine to right,

very rare. CT-unl (224 for Type). 2.50 grams. Broad, thin flan with 100% full details (including legends), unlisted variety (even missing in the exhaustive López de la Fuente reference) with S-ermine as opposed to ermine-S, clear crowned F on reverse (efe coronada in Spanish) to denote a special striking (1505 decree) for importation to and use in the Americas, toned XF, inexplicably underweight. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

888. Seville, Spain (special issue struck for the Americas),

1 real, Ferdinand-Isabel, cruciform ornaments of four dots flanking shield, mintmark S at bottom on reverse, very rare.

Broad flan with full legends and crown and inner details, attractively toned VF, bold dot-S-circlet below crowned F (efe coronada in Spanish) on reverse. Estimate: $500-$750.

CT-390. 3.27 grams.

889. Seville, Spain (special issue struck for the Americas),

1 real, Ferdinand-Isabel, cruciform ornaments of four dots flanking shield, mintmark S on reverse, very rare. CT-390. 1.77

grams. Very bold full crowned F (efe coronada in Spanish) with S at

bottom right on reverse, off-center shield below full crown, lightly corroded XF with small part of edge missing, nicely toned. Estimate: $300-$450.

890. Seville, Spain (special issue struck for the Americas), 1/2 real, Ferdinand-Isabel,

mintmark S twice on reverse (no stars), very rare. CT-Type 245. 1.51 grams. Very broad,

thin flan with 100% full legends and inner details, particularly bold full crown above the F (efe coronada in Spanish) flanked by S’s, AXF with light surface corrosion. Estimate: $500-$750.

Spain

Ferdinand-Isabel

891. Seville, Spain, 8 reales, Ferdinand-Isabel, mintmark S to right,

denomination oVIII to left (rare), assayer Gothic D on reverse. CT184. 27.22 grams. Impressively large flan with nearly full legends, well-detailed

full shield and yoke-and-arrows, the former with denomination to left and mintmark to right and the latter with assayer in center (slightly doubled), lustrous AU, tiny chips in edge (as made). The Ferdinand-Isabel 8 reales were struck under Charles I in tribute to his maternal grandparents, perhaps even after the now-famous Rincón 8 reales of Mexico, first New World dollar. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

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892. Seville, Spain, 4 reales, Ferdinand-Isabel, no

assayer, choice. CT-217. 13.64 grams. Exceptional specimen on a very broad, round flan with choice full details, richly toned and AU- for wear, minimal doubling, a true numismatic gem. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

893. Seville, Spain, 4 reales, Ferdinand-Isabel, mintmark S and four circlets to left on obverse, assayer * on reverse. CT-212.

13.73 grams. Very broad flan with full crown and legends (partially flat), choice full inner details, lightly toned XF+. Estimate: $500-$750.

894. Seville, Spain, 4 reales, Ferdinand-Isabel, assayer Gothic D on reverse. CT-211. 13.60 grams. Noticeably smaller flan than previous two lots but still with choice interiors and most of legends, richly old-toned XF with light stress cracks in center of reverse. Estimate: $125-$200.

Philip II

895. Seville, Spain, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer Gothic D at 4 o’clock outside tressure on reverse. CT-235. 26.70 grams. Impressively broad flan with choice full crown and shield and cross, nearly full legends, lovely rich toning all over, AU- with a couple old scrapes on reverse. Estimate: $600-$900.

896. Seville, Spain, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer Gothic D at 4 o’clock outside tressure on reverse. CT-391. 13.64 grams. Perfectly round flan with bold full shield and cross, some legend, lightly toned VF, variety with fleur-de-lis between crown and shield. Estimate: $125-$200.

897. Seville, Spain, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer Gothic D at 4 o’clock on reverse, NGC VF 35. CT-535. Choice full shield and

cross, richly toned (low contrast), hairline edge-split. NGC #3153867005. Estimate: $125-$200.

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Philip III

Charles II

898. Toledo, Spain, cob 4 reales, 1611C. CT-292; KM-36.3. 13.60

grams. Lustrous AU+ with incipient toning, well-detailed full shield and off-center cross (both slightly doubled), bold full date and mintmarkassayer, hairline edge-split. Estimate: $150-$225.

900. Spain (mint uncertain), 8 reales, Charles II, assayer not

visible, “Maria” type (1686-99). KM-206. 21.21 grams. Somewhat

triangular flan with full cross above monogram, bold full shield, parts of king’s name and ordinal in legend but typically crude with flat areas, nicely toned Fine. This brief issue resulted from a monetary reform in 1686 in which a new mainland Spanish standard of 21.9 grams per 8R was introduced. The “Maria” moniker clearly refers to the central design of a cross-topped MA monogram, which probably stands for the Queen Mother, Maria Anna of Austria, who acted as regent for most of Charles’ reign. Estimate: $350-$500.

899. Seville, Spain, cob 4 reales, (1)615V. CT-281; KM-36.2. 13.86 grams. Thick flan with bold full 15 of date, upper half of shield and cross bold as well, attractively toned XF+ with some peripheral flatness. Estimate: $150-$225.

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World Silver Coins Argentina (River Plate Provinces)

901. Argentina (River Plate Provinces), 8 reales, 1815F, Potosí mint, PCGS MS64+, finest known. Janson-5.1; KM-14. With blazing luster and choice strike, devoid of bagmarks, just the very central design (sunface on one side, clasped hands on the other) with slight crudeness, but clearly gem quality and finest known in all censuses (highest at NGC being MS 62 and at PCGS MS64 without the “+” designation, that specimen lacking the luster of this one and exhibiting strange patchy toning), simply the best. PCGS #36271755. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

902. Argentina (River Plate Provinces), 2 reales, 1813J, Po-

tosí mint. Janson-11.1; KM-3. 6.60 grams. Lustrous AU with splashes of light toning, slightly crude rims (as made), lightly struck. Estimate: $350-$500.

903. Argentina (River Plate Provinces), 1 real, 1813J, Potosí mint. Janson-13.1; KM-2. Lustrous AU+ with choice bold details (especially the sunface) and rims. Estimate: $600-$900.

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904. Argentina (River Plate Provinces), 1/2 real, 1813J, Potosí mint, PCGS AU58. Janson-16.1; KM-1.1. Very bold strike with

full details, slightly off-center, muted luster, finest known in PCGS census (and only three finer at NGC). PCGS #36271757. Estimate: $600-$900.

905. Argentina (River Plate Provinces), 1/2 real, 1815F,

Potosí mint, PCGS AU58. Janson-17.1; KM-1.2. Choice bold strike with muted luster and faint gray toning, traces of die-clashing. PCGS #36271756. Estimate: $600-$900.

906. Argentina (River Plate Provinces), 4 soles, 1832P, La Rioja mint, NGC VF 30. Janson-40; KM-22. Attractively rainbow

toned (mostly pink in center) and well struck, with light, even wear (begs a higher grade). NGC #4702965-002. Estimate: $300-$450.

Argentina (La Rioja)

907. La Rioja, Argentina, 8 reales, 1840, “rebel peso,” very rare, PCGS XF45. Janson-58; KM-10. A

rather handsome example of the “Rebel Peso,” a rare and desirable one-year type without CONFEDERADA in legend, as struck by rebel leaders under General Brizuela, governor of the province of La Rioja, breaking from his long-time ally Juan Manuel Rosas (governor of Buenos Aires) and federalist rule. This famous issue, the key to the Argentina crown series by type, is known in Argentina as the “unitarian” issue versus the normal “federal” issue of 1838-40. The present specimen is boldly struck with attractive toning around the details, with a small and unobtrusive natural rim-flaw below date (carrying over to other side as well). We note that a PCGS XF40 example hammered for $5,000 in Stack’s-Bowers 2012 NYINC auction. PCGS #31333953. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

908. La Rioja, Argentina, 2 reales, 1843B, sunface type, small banners, NGC XF 45. Janson-64.1; KM-16. Bold strike with attractive rainbow toning (mostly blue, in legends), with just light, even wear on high points. NGC #4706897-002. Estimate: $400-$600.

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Argentina (Córdoba) Argentina (Entre Rios)

911. Entre Rios, Argentina, 1/2 real, 1867, PCGS MS 63,

909. Córdoba, Argentina, 8 reales, 1852, NGC MS 62.

Muted luster and faint golden toning, no marks or wear but highest points (sunface and rays on one side, central of castle on other side) typically weak. NGC #4702956-006. Estimate: $600-$900.

Janson-63.1; KM-32.

Argentina (Buenos Aires)

finest known. Janson-2; KM-1. Prooflike with bright luster and frosty details, no mark or wear except on very highest point in center of obverse, finest known in PCGS census (with just one other MS 63 in NGC census and none higher). PCGS #31333953. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

Argentina (Patagonia and Araucania / New France)

910. Buenos Aires, Argentina, copper 1 real, 1854, PCGS

AU50. Janson-22.1; KM-10. Bold strike and clean fields (just a few bagmarks), little or no high-point wear, but no original color or luster. PCGS 36271750. Estimate: $200-$300.

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912. Patagonia and Araucania (New France), bronze pattern proof piefort 1 peso, King Orllie-Antoine, 1874, “UN PESO” in large letters, medal alignment, NGC PF 66 RB, finest known in NGC census. Janson-2.18; KM-X12. Beautiful purple

toning on arms side, the denomination side a bright copper color, with original luster all over, no marks or wear, a lovely gem with no equal in any of the censuses. NGC #4707599-001. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

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Argentina (War of the Triple Alliance)

913. Argentina (occupation in Paraguay after the War of the Triple Alliance), copper 20 centavos, “D.O” (Departamento

Occidental) and arms counterstamp (1874-78) on a Paraguay 4 centésimos of 1870, very rare, PCGS VF30, c/m XF detail. Janson-5.1; Pratt-MO2 (under Paraguay). Full peripheral detail on host, bold countermark in center consisting of script “D.O” above denomination “20” on one side and incuse Argentine arms within wreath on other side, dark brown all over. This very rare issue (and the next lot) stems from the conflict with Paraguay starting in 1865, in which that country suffered total defeat against a “Triple Alliance” of Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay, resulting in occupation of Paraguay until 1878. The portion occupied by Argentina was in the sparsely inhabited western (“occidental”) area of Paraguay known as the Chaco, which Argentina held from 1874 until the U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes negotiated its return in 1878 (memorialized by the fact that both a Department [Departamento President Hayes] and capital city [Villa Hayes] are now so named). (See lot #1724 in this auction for a 1733 map of this region.) PCGS #36247184. Estimate: $5,000-up.

914. Argentina (occupation in Paraguay after the War of the Triple Alliance), copper 20 centavos, “D.O” (Departamento Occidental) and arms counterstamp (1874-78) on a Paraguay 2 centésimos of 1870, very rare, PCGS VF30, c/m XF detail.

Janson-5.2; Pratt-M01 (under Paraguay). Incomplete peripheral details on host but date still visible, bold script “D.O” above denomination “20” on one side and incuse Argentina arms within wreath on other side (see previous lot for background). Considering that both this lot and the previous lot were denominated the same despite different-sized hosts, it would appear they were basically unofficial tokens with a nominal value. Both types are so rare that only a small handful are known, and quite possibly this is the first time the issue has been offered at auction. PCGS #36247385. Estimate: $5,000-up.

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Argentina (Republic)

Bolivia (colonial) Pillars

915. Argentina, 1 peso (patacón), 1882, NGC AU 58. Janson-13.1.2; KM-29. Very lightly toned over muted luster, minor bagmarks

but practically no wear. NGC #4706897-003. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

918. Potosí, Bolivia, pillar 8 reales, Charles III, 1767JR,

four-petal rosette below shield, with dot after king’s name, NGC XF 40, ex-Norweb, ex-Brand (both stated on label). Jan-

son-58.1.2; KM-50. Dark golden toning with underlying luster, with light, even wear on high points, rare and popular first date of issue. Pedigreed to the Norweb and the Virgil Brand collections. NGC #3711009-005. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

916. Argentina, copper essai 2 centavos, 1878, NGC MS 63 RB.

Janson-25.1; KM-E2. Deep rainbow toning over muted luster, no marks but very slight flattening on very highest points. NGC #2782822-001. Estimate: $150-$225.

Austria

919. Potosí, Bolivia, pillar 8 reales, Charles III, 1768JR,

four-petal rosette below shield, no dot after king’s name, NGC AU 55. Janson-unl; KM-unl (50 for Type); CT-unl (cf. 967). 26.86 grams

Lustrous and choice (also lightly toned), with minimal marks in fields and slight wear on only the highest points, apparently an unlisted variety without dot after king’s name a distinction only made in the Janson reference and omitted in KM and the NGC census where this coin is second finest. NGC #4704300-002. Estimate: $500-$750.

917. Olmutz, Austria, 1 thaler, 1719, Wolfgang von Schrattenbach, PCGS AU53, finest known in PCGS census. Dav-1218;

KM-414. Choice

grade, not lustrous but with minimal wear and nice light toning. PCGS #34139016. Estimate: $400-$600.

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920. Potosí, Bolivia, pillar 8 reales, Charles III, 1768JR,

six-petal florette, with dot after king’s name, ICG EF40. Janson-58.2.2; KM-50; CT-967. Minor

marks (per the grade) and no toning, somewhat bright. ICG #3870900116. Estimate: $300-$450.

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Busts

921. Potosí, Bolivia, pillar 8 reales, Charles III, 1769JR,

round 9, no dot after king’s name, NGC AU 53. Janson-58.3.6;

Deep rainbow toning over muted luster, slight high-point wear and light old marks in fields, also natural flaw in center of shield, but very nice aspect overall. NGC #4704300-003. Estimate: $500-$750.

924. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1773JR. KM-55; CT-973. 27.06 grams. Lustrous Mint State with minor bagmarks, starting

922. Potosí, Bolivia, pillar 8 reales, Charles III, 1770/69JR, with dot after king’s name. Janson-58.4.1; KM-50; CT-971. 26.92 grams.

925. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1774JR, PCGS MS63+. KM-55; CT-974. Frosty details and nearly prooflike

KM-50; CT-969. 26.99 grams

to tone. Estimate: $350-$500.

Bold AU- with nice toning all over, clear overdate. Pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of October 1991 (lot #278) and to our Auction #3 (lot #701). Estimate: $350-$500.

fields, minor marks and very light scuff at bottom of shield, overall quite flashy for the grade (hence the “+” designator). PCGS #35663354. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

923. Potosí, Bolivia, pillar 8 reales, Charles III, 1770JR,

926. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1776PR,

with dot after king’s name, NGC AU details / reverse tooled.

Janson-58.4.4; KM-50; CT-972. Nicely

toned over muted luster, very little wear but with rosette under assayer tooled to remove the petals (purpose unknown). NGC #4825028-013. Estimate: $250-$375.

NGC MS 62, finest known in NGC census.

KM-55; CT-977.

Popular date for US collectors, bright and lustrous (no toning), with faint surface hairlines and imprint of a struck-through fiber behind head, “top pop” in NGC census among fourteen entries. Pedigreed to our Auction #6, with original lot-tag #1220. NGC #1520590-001. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

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927. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1777PR, NGC AU 55. KM-55; CT-978. Nice strike, with light golden toning around details, virtually no wear but lacking luster. NGC #4323260002. Estimate: $150-$225.

928. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1792PR, NGC AU 58. KM-73; CT-713. Typically broad flan with somewhat weak rims, lightly toned over muted luster, minimal high-point wear but some tiny marks, tied with two others for second finest in NGC census behind a single MS 61. Curiously, the reverse axis is rotated about 30 degrees counterclockwise relative to the obverse. NGC #4274525-016. Estimate: $250-$375.

930. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1802PP, NGC AU 58. KM-73; CT-725. Brightly lustrous, slightly weak centers but no actual wear (should be Mint State), slightly off-center obverse, impressively flashy. NGC #4460456-147. Estimate: $125-$200.

931. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1805PJ. KM-

Lustrous Mint State with incipient toning, typical slight weakness and minor natural flaws in centers. Estimate: $350-$500. 73; CT-729. 26.96 grams.

932. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1808PJ, NGC

MS 62. KM-73; CT-732. Very bold strike with light toning over muted luster. NGC #4686094-006. Estimate: $400-$600.

929. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1796PP, NGC MS 61. KM-73; CT-719. Muted luster with traces of incipient rainbow toning, minor natural flaws in centers, second finest known in NGC census. NGC #4489230-011. Estimate: $350-$500.

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933. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1813PJ,

king’s ordinal as IIV (rare), NGC AU 55, finest and only known in NGC census. Janson-86.3.2; KM-84; CT-602. Steel gray toning over muted luster and light surface hairlines, parts of rims weak (as made), famous rare error. NGC #4668527-001. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

936. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1821PJ, NGC MS 60. KM-84; CT-610. Brightly lustrous, some central weakness but no wear, surface hairlines from light cleaning on obverse. NGC #4668527-003. Estimate: $200-$300.

937. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1825JL,

NGC AU 55. KM-84; CT-618. 26.93 grams Pretty rainbow toning with

934. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1813PJ,

NGC MS 62. KM-84; CT-601. Brightly lustrous and well struck, no wear or marks, faint surface hairlines, tied with two others for second finest in NGC census. NGC #4668527-004. Estimate: $500-$750.

underlying luster, with spots of red-gold in legends and blue on fields, slight wear on bust only, popular final year of Spanish colonial issues. NGC #4704300-006. Estimate: $150-$225.

938. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1825JL.

KM-84; CT-618. 26.92 grams AU with muted luster, toned around details,

popular final year of Spanish colonial issues. Estimate: $125-$200.

935. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1817PJ, NGC AU 55. KM-84; CT-606. 26.99 grams Choice rainbow toning in

legends with much underlying luster, minor old marks and traces of high-point wear on obverse only. NGC #4704300-005. Estimate: $125-$200.

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939. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 4 reales, Charles III, 1776JR, NGC AU 55. KM-54; CT-1177. 13.52 grams Broad flan with nice strike, very light toning, minimal marks but no luster, tied with one other for finest known in NGC census (and no other entries), popular date for US collectors. NGC #4704138-001. Estimate: $250-$375.

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Bolivia (Republic)

940. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 2 reales, Charles III, 1773JR, dotIII-dot variety, NGC AU 50. KM-53; CT-1381. 6.80 grams Broad flan that extends past the corded rims, much wear for the grade but with clean fields, lightly toned, second finest known in NGC census. NGC #4704138-002. Estimate: $200-$200.

941. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 1/2 real, Ferdinand VII, 1821PJ,

NGC MS 65. KM-90; CT-1374. Choice bold strike on a full flan with good luster and light rainbow toning, no marks or wear, tied for second finest in NGC census behind a single MS 66. NGC #3155432-001. Estimate: $200-$300.

943. Potosí, Bolivia, 4 soles, 1830JL, NGC MS 63. KM-96a.1.

Choice strike, light spotty rainbow toning with traces of underlying luster (muted), tied with six others for second finest in NGC census. NGC #3737013-004. Estimate: $150-$225.

944. La Paz, Bolivia, 4 soles, 1853J, bare head of Bolívar,

rare.

KM-124.1. 13.40 grams. Typically crude strike (off-center with central weakness) but all details present, very lightly toned (a few small black spots), AVF for actual wear, popular one-year issue. Estimate: $200-$300.

942. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 1/2 real, Ferdinand VII, 1822PJ, NGC MS 64. KM-90; CT-1375. Choice bold strike with strong die-

polish lines in obverse fields, very lightly toned over slightly muted luster. NGC #1877924-018. Estimate: $250-$375.

945. Potosí, Bolivia, proclamation 2 soles, no date (1841),

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with olive branch in hand and llama by foot on obverse with legend POTOSÍ TRASMITE ALA POSTERIDAD, reverse with column showing flag at top and banner BALLN within wreath and legend LA GLORIA DEL VENCEDOR DE INGAVI; nice strike, lightly toned over muted luster. Curiously, while this piece is listed in Fonrobert as silver, recent records show just as many examples in gold, but all but one show a hole at top, which this piece lacks. These pieces struck in good silver (or gold) were generally more popular for circulation than the debased non-proclamation coinage, and the weight of this particular issue proves that they were indeed made for general local circulation. This is likely the finest known anywhere (not just at NGC). NGC #4700529-001. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

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949. Potosí, Bolivia, piefort pattern 1/20 boliviano,

1865/4FP, NGC MS 65. KM-PA3. 2.35 grams. Fully detailed strike, a somewhat “busy” design without much open field but highly lustrous in those few places, totally devoid of wear or marks except on the relatively high rims, very lightly toned. The weight is almost double the prescribed 1/20 boliviano weight of 1.25 grams. NGC #4700529-003. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

946. Potosí, Bolivia, proclamation 1 sol, 1854, Belzu, NGC MS 62, finest and only known example in NGC census.

Bust of Belzu above wreath on obverse with legend M.Y.BELZU PRESIDENTE CONSTITUCIONAL / .POTOSÍ 1854., reverse with standing woman with children, cornucopia at foot, within legend LA PATRIA AL YLUSTRE DEFENSOR D SU INDEPENDENCIA; basically the design of Fonrobert-9590 but in silver. Choice, deep, rainbow toning over muted luster, virtually no wear, oversized flan that extends beyond the corded rims, an issue much more commonly seen in gold (1 escudo), but in both metals widely considered a coin (in “good” metal) despite a lack of denomination stated on the piece. That said, the weight of this piece is about 50% too high for a 1 sol, so probably it was a special issue (like a piefort), as the related Fonrobert specimens do have proper weight for a 1 sol (or 1 scudo in gold). NGC #4700529-002. Estimate: $500-$750.

Fonrobert-cf. 9592. 5.43 grams.

Brazil (colonial)

João Prince Regent

950. Brazil (Minas Gerais), 960 reis, João Prince Regent, crowned-arms counterstamp (1809) on a Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1805PJ, NGC Fine 15, c/s VF standard.

Russo-450; KM-242. Lightly toned all over but with lustrous golden color

in at least part of the legend, nearly full countermark. NGC #4702965005. Estimate: $250-$375.

947. Potosí, Bolivia, 1/2 sol, 1827JM, CONSTITUC variety,

João VI

NGC MS 63, finest known in NGC census. KM-93.1. Superb bold strike with lovely rainbow toning over luster, faint flattening of very highest points only, no marks or problems, fully befitting its status for this variety (with two in higher grade for the CONSTITUCI variety). NGC #4706897-001. Estimate: $500-$750.

951. Brazil (Rio mint), 960 reis, João VI, 1818-R, struck

over an Argentina (River Plate Provinces), 8 soles, 1815FL, Potosí mint. Russo-428; KM-307.3. 26.55 grams. Deeply toned AXF

948. Potosí, Bolivia, 1/2 sol, 1829JM, PCGS MS65. KM-93.2. with traces of central design of undercoin that line up just enough Choice strike with very soft (light) toning over muted luster, no marks or wear except for slight flattening of very highest points, second finest in PCGS census behind a single MS 66 (also tied with an MS 65 that is finest known at NGC). PCGS #36271752. Estimate: $150-$225.

with traces of legend lettering to identify the date and denomination (rare). Estimate: $250-$375.

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Brazil (Empire)

Brazil (Republic of the United States of Brazil)

955. Brazil, 1000 reis, 1911, “capped die” error, very rare.

952. Brazil (Rio mint), 960 reis, Pedro I, 1825-R, struck over

a Spanish colonial bust 8 reales of Charles IV transitional (1789-90), NGC AU 53. Russo-506; KM-368.1. Beautifully rainbow

toned, with vivid blue hues around details, light high-point wear only, the host coin quite broad and therefore showing much of its original details at rims, including a very clear CAROLUS IV. NGC #4460456052. Estimate: $300-$450.

Brazil (War of the Triple Alliance)

953. Brazil, 1/2-cut “balastraca” 200 reis (1864-70) cut from a mainland Spain bust 2 reales of Charles IV, with countermark “200” on obverse, rare. Russo-667. 1.85 grams. An emergency coinage

created during Brazil’s war with Argentina and Uruguay (the “Triple Alliance”) against Paraguay, this specimen with very worn and scratched host (Good/Poor), weak but full countermark (Fine) and twelve still-sharp teeth in the cut, toned all over (dark in places). Estimate: $200-$300.

Russo-691; KM-507. 9.80 grams. Fascinating mint error caused by the failure of a struck coin to eject (stuck to hammer die), resulting in that coin “cupping” around the die, distorting and spreading out the metal with each subsequent blow, usually to the point that the edge splits apart in dramatic fashion. Such a piece then becomes a “negative die” for subsequent blanks, causing brockage strikes on those coins. Brockages are far harder to detect during quality control, whereas a “capped die” error is egregious and usually destroyed by the mint. (For an excellent summary of this error in Spanish, known as a tapa de cuno, see the recent book by Argentine numismatist Ariel Dabbah, Errores de Acunacion [2017], page 69.) This particular example is noteworthy for the fact that the edge has remained intact, and also the full reverse design is visible along with just enough of the spread-out obverse to see the central bust of Liberty and the faint date below, not circulated of course but technically VF or so for handling (also lightly toned with blank strip in toning where tape was removed). Pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of February 1984, with original lot-tag #224. Estimate: $200-up.

Chile (colonial) Busts

954. Brazil, 1/4-cut “balastraca” 100 reis (1864-70) cut from a mainland Spain bust 2 reales of Charles IV, with countermark “100” on obverse, rare. Russo-665. 1.27 grams. Like the previ-

ous lot, this was an emergency coinage created during Brazil’s war with Argentina and Uruguay (the “Triple Alliance”) against Paraguay, with bold and deep countermark (XF) on Fine host with top of king’s head visible, twelve sharp (but uneven) teeth in the cut, nicely toned. Estimate: $150-$225.

956. Santiago, Chile, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1804FJ, NGC AU 58. KM-51; CT-758. With light rainbow toning over nice luster and

choice details, no marks or wear, this coin is clearly undergraded in our opinion, but even at AU 58 it is second finest in the NGC census behind a single MS 62. NGC #4274525-017. Estimate: $1,750-$2,500.

957. Santiago, Chile, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1815FJ. KM-80; CT-631. 26.62 grams. XF

with satin smooth fields and no marks (just lightly worn), traces of luster and light toning. Estimate: $400$600.

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Chile (Republic)

958. Santiago, Chile, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1816FJ,

NGC AU 58. KM-80; CT-632. Very deeply toned with underlying luster, a tiny bit of flattening on high points of bust but otherwise devoid of wear or marks (arguably Mint State), nevertheless tied with one other for second finest in NGC census behind a single, lofty MS 64. NGC #1730718-017. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

AU 53. KM-82.2. Choice strike and rich rainbow toning (quite pretty), also with underlying luster on volcano side, a contender for a higher grade, to be sure. NGC #4460456-008. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

959. Santiago, Chile, bust 2 reales, Charles III, 1787DA,

963. Santiago, Chile, 1/4 real, 1818, issued under Republic,

PCGS VF35, finest and only known in either PCGS or NGC censuses. KM-30; CT-1430. Nicely toned (bluish at rim) with light, even

wear, rare type in this grade. PCGS #34269812. Estimate: $400-$600.

962. Santiago, Chile, â&#x20AC;&#x153;volcanoâ&#x20AC;? peso, 1817FJ, Y to left, NGC

NGC MS 63.

KM-73; CT-1504. 0.70 gram. Interesting issue that was struck under the Republic using the old colonial design, this specimen with gorgeous rainbow toning over muted luster, no marks or wear, tied with one other for finest known in the NGC census. Curiously, the 4 of the denomination is punched over a previous 4 (poorly positioned), and the numbers in the date are also misaligned. NGC #4703646-001. Estimate: $500-$750.

China

960. Santiago, Chile, bust 2 reales, Charles III, 1788DA.

KM-30; CT-1431. 6.71 grams. Deeply toned XF+ with nice full rims, rare

grade. Estimate: $400-$600.

964. China (Kwangtung province), 1 mace and 4.4 candareens (20 cents), (1909-11), PCGS MS64. KM-Y205; L&M-139.

Very lustrous with original surfaces, fully frosty white with no toning, faintest of contact marks. PCGS #35686562. Estimate: $125-$200.

961. Santiago, Chile, 1/4 real, Charles IV (bust of Charles III,

ordinal IIII), 1791. KM-46; CT-1448. 0.89 gram. Choice XF with full details and nearly full rims, colorful toning (darker at rims). Pedigreed to our Auction #6, with original lot-tag #1246. Estimate: $125-$200.

965. China (Kwangtung province), 7.2 candareens (10 cents), (1890-08), PCGS MS64. KM-Y200; L&M-136. Bold strike with choice surfaces, nice luster and incipient toning, faint contact marks only. PCGS #34717097. Estimate: $250-$375.

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Colombia (colonial) Busts

969. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1 real, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1812JF, ex-Gómez. Restrepo-111.5; KM-68.1; CT-1210.

3.26 grams. XF with vivid rainbow toning in legends, trace of luster, no

problems and choice grade for the type. Pedigreed to the Arcelio Gómez collection. Estimate: $250-$375.

966. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 2 reales, Charles III, 1772VJ,

rare. Restrepo-42.2; KM-47; CT-1410. 6.51 grams. Nicely toned AVF with typically weak central high points, minimal marks, an attractive problem-free example of the desirable first date of issue. Pedigreed to our Auction #8, lot #1818, where it sold for $2400 on a $1000-$1500 estimate. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

970. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1/2 real, Charles IV, 1792JJ.

Restrepo-77.1; KM-57; CT-1327. 1.55 grams. Bold full strike with dark ton-

ing, XF details with light surface porosity and small (natural) void in edge. Estimate: $250-$375.

967. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1 real, Charles III, 1775JJ, very

rare. Restrepo-38.5; KM-46.1; CT-1626. 2.89 grams. Very deeply toned and

boldly struck XF+ with die-crack from crown to left pillar, an exceptionally well-preserved example of an issue that Restrepo simply calls “Rare” (a term he does not use lightly). Clearly the finest extant of the date by a large margin, and, more importantly, likely the finest extant of the entire Nuevo Reino Charles III bust 1R type. The examples in both the Ortiz Murias and the (recently sold) Eldorado collection were both Fine and holed. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

968. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1 real, Charles IV, 1799/99JJ, J’s for I’s in legends, NGC F 12, finest and only example in NGC census. Restrepo-78.30a; KM-58; CT-unl (cf. 1191). Typically weak

bust but full details on other side (hence actually AVF for this type), with some toning around details, the overdate (not stated on label) quite clear in the penultimate digit. NGC #4499495-007. Estimate: $300-$450.

971. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1/2 real, Ferdinand VII, 1816FJ, ex-Betancor.

Restrepo-106.7; KM-69.1; CT-1385. 1.69 grams.

Vivid rainbow toning in legends only, the bust and other high points weak and scratched but technically no worse than AXF for actual wear. Pedigreed to the Raul Betancor collection. Estimate: $200-$300.

Colombia (Cartagena provisional)

972. Cartagena, Colombia, copper 1/2 real, 1812.

Restre-

Very well-struck example of a very crude provisional type with an almost stick-figure depiction of a native on the obverse and simple wording on reverse, the flan of this coin still somewhat crude but with all details visible and no worse than AVF overall, dark brown in color. Estimate: $150-$225.

po-131.2; KM-D2. 6.26 grams.

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Colombia (Republic / Cundinamarca) 973. Bogotรก (Cundinamarca), Colombia, 8 reales, 1820JF, NGC XF 40. Restrepo-157.1; KM-78. Well-struck bust of native in headdress (usually flat but this example with all details visible), light colorful toning all over, from golden red to bluish purple on obverse and yellow to green on reverse, all a bit lustrous for the grade, with natural laminations and flan bulge on reverse. NGC #4241941-004. Estimate: $500-$750.

974. Bogotรก (Cundinamarca), Colombia, 1/2 real, 1821JF, NGC AU 58. Restrepo-149.1; KM-F8. Choice

strike and grade (actually Mint State in our opinion), with all details visible and no marks or wear, muted luster, light toning around details. NGC #4700529-004. Estimate: $900-$1,350.

Colombia (Republic)

975. Bogotรก, Colombia, 8 reales, 1835/4RS, NGC MS 62, ex-Millennia. Restrepo-158.2; KM-89. Deeply toned with lustrous golden fields, all details fully struck and devoid of wear and marks, second finest in NGC census behind a single MS 63, desirable pedigree. Pedigreed to the Millennia collection (Goldberg auction of May 2008, lot #1029). NGC #1950242-025. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

Colombia (Republic of New Granada) 976. Bogotรก, Colombia, copper pattern (gold 16 pesos), 1847, NGC AU 50 BN. Restrepo-24 (p. 171); KM-Pn6. While indeed a pattern (for a date that preceded the adopted type (Restrepo Type 213), this should also be considered a specimen strike, as the rims are higher and the surfaces smoother, with more definition to the strike than for just a test coin, yet in this case with a little bit of wear on the highest points and with tiny marks from less-than-careful handling, also dark brown and with only muted luster. NGC #4668518-006. Estimate: $300-$450.

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977. Bogotá, Colombia, 10 reales, 1848. Restrepo-196.3;

KM-107. 24.51 grams. Brightly lustrous UNC, no wear but with

surface hairlines in open fields, starting to tone at rims. Estimate: $250-$375.

979. Bogotá, Colombia, 2 reales, 1851, NGC MS 62*, finest known in NGC census. Restrepo-191.3; KM-109. Incredible peacock toning

all over, with vivid hues in every color of the rainbow, but also very choice in grade with no marks or wear but slight weakness at very highest points, numerically tied with one other in NGC census but this with “*” designation for superior eye appeal. Pedigreed to our Auction #21, with original lot-tag #1341. NGC #2713829-003. Estimate: $350-$500.

978. Bogotá, Colombia, copper pattern 8 reales, 1847, NGC AU 55 BN. Restrepo-22 (p. 171); KM-Pn4. Like lot #976

above, this piece is more properly considered a specimen strike, as the design is bolder, the rims are higher, and the fields are smoother than for a regular pattern, just with a little high-point wear and a few marks in addition to a rim-bruise from handling, traces of light color on fields, tied with two others for finest known in NGC census (among five total). NGC #4668518005. Estimate: $300-$450.

980. Popayán, Colombia, piefort pattern 1/2 real, 1848, NGC

PF 62.

Restrepo-28 (p. 171); KM-Pn9. Like lots #976 and #978 above, this piece is more properly considered a specimen strike, as the design is bolder, the rims are higher, and the fields are smoother than for a regular pattern, this one also being in double thickness, with no wear or marks and lustrous fields displaying interesting die-polish lines that change direction inside and outside the wreath, nice purple toning all over. NGC #1950242-025. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

981. Colombia (struck in London), copper 1 décimo de real, 1847, NGC MS 64 RB. Restrepo-171.1; KM-102. Lustrous and mostly mint-fresh but with incipient colorful toning near

rims, tied with just one other (also a red-brown example) for finest known in NGC census (and highest at PCGS being MS63RB). NGC #4700529-005. Estimate: $400-$600.

Colombia (United States of Colombia)

982. Medellín, Colombia, 2 décimos, 1872, ex-Lozano. Re- 983. Medellín, Colombia, 20 centavos, 1874, GRAM 5 variLustrous AU- with splash of purple toning at top of obverse, slightly weak center of shield. Pedigreed to the Alberto Lozano Villegas collection (Numismaticos Colombianos auction of July, 2004, lot #85) Estimate: $150-$225.

strepo-282.3; KM-155.2. 4.97 grams.

ety. Restrepo-286.1; KM-176.1. 4.84 grams. Choice UNC with light surface

hairlines but starting to tone nicely (particularly at rims), muted luster. Estimate: $200-$300.

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984. Medellín, Colombia, 20 centavos, 1885, fineness 0.835/0.500, ex-Lozano. Restre-

po-289.5; KM-178.3. 5.03 grams. Matte AU with very light wear and marks, die-polish lines on reverse. Pedigreed to the Alberto Lozano Villegas collection (Numismaticos Colombianos auction of July, 2004, lot #167) Estimate: $350-$500.

985. Colombia, proof essai 1/2 décimo, 1873, NGC PF 63, finest and

only example in NGC census. Restrepo-unl (cf 34 on p. 207); KM-Pn35. While rated

Proof by NGC, this is actually a specimen strike, with bolder details and smoother fields, and marked ESSAI to right of date (unlike Restrepo-34), lustrous and devoid of marks or wear, with very light colorful toning. NGC #4668518-002. Estimate: $500-$750.

986. Colombia (struck at the Waterbury mint, Con-

necticut), silver proof pattern 2-1/2 centavos, 1881, flat base on cap, NGC PF 63, finest and only example in NGC census. Restrepo-106 (p. 208); KM-Pn62. Deeply toned

over muted luster, rated as Proof by NGC but more properly a specimen striking with raised rims and smoother fields, the former with minor marks but no wear. NGC #4668518-009. Estimate: $500-$750.

987. Colombia (struck at the Waterbury mint, Con-

necticut), silver proof pattern 2-1/2 centavos, 1881, slanted base on cap, NGC PF 62, finest and only example in NGC census. Restrepo-108 (p. 208); KM-Pn65. Actually

a specimen strike, with raised rims and smooth fields, no wear or marks, good luster, really no reason to be lower than MS 63. NGC #4668518-008. Estimate: $500-$750.

988. Colombia (struck at the Waterbury mint, Connecticut), brass pattern 2-1/2 centavos, 1881, flat base on cap, NGC MS 61. Restrepo-unl (p. 208); KM-Pn60. This is

more properly a specimen strike, with raised rims and smooth fields, also lustrous and starting to tone, with faint surface hairlines but no wear, unlisted in this metal in Restrepo. NGC #2787857-006. Estimate: $350-$500.

989. Colombia (struck at the Waterbury mint, Connecticut), copper-nickel pattern 2-1/2 centavos, 1881, slanted base on cap, NGC MS 63, finest and only example in NGC census. Restrepo-110 (p. 208); KM-Pn64.

Raised rims and smooth surfaces indicate a specimen strike more than pattern, with choice luster and the barest trace of colorful toning, no wear but maybe a tiny mark or two. NGC #4668518-007. Estimate: $500-$750.

Colombia (modern Republic) 990. Bogotá, Colombia, 50 centavos, 1888, NGC MS 63+, finest known

in NGC census. Restrepo-406.1; KM-186.1. Generally soft strike (Restrepo: “Hurriedly issued to replace ‘Cocobola’”), good muted luster, finest among five at NGC. NGC #2818123-005. Estimate: $500-$750.

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994. Bogotรก, Colombia, copper-nickel specimen pattern

991. Bogotรก, Colombia, 50 centavos, 1888, ex-Richard

Stuart, ex-Howard Herz. Restrepo-406.1; KM-186.1. 12.42 grams. AU

with splashes of golden toning over muted luster, typically soft strike in centers (see note in previous lot). Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart collection and the Howard Herz collections. Estimate: $150-$225.

20 centavos, 1956, NGC MS 67, finest and only example in NGC census. Restrepo-230 (p. 258); KM-unl. With raised rims and

smoother fields, this is more properly a specimen strike, with superb luster and details, no marks or wear, ever-so-slightly rainbow toned. NGC #2814778-020. Estimate: $300-$450.

995. Colombia (struck at the Heaton mint, Birmingham,

England), proof silver pattern 10 centavos, 1900, very rare, NGC PF 64, finest and only example in NGC census. Restrepo-76

With raised rims and bold details against smooth fields, this is more properly a specimen strike (therefore superior to the Eldorado example), with deep magenta / gold toning over high luster, no marks or wear. NGC #4668518-003. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

(p. 254); KM-Pn80.

992. Colombia (struck at the Heaton mint, Birmingham,

England), silver proof pattern 20 centavos, 1900, very rare, NGC PF 62, finest and only example in NGC census. Restrepo-78

(p. 254); KM-Pn81. Lustrous mirror fields but with raised rims and bolder

details as more properly a specimen strike (therefore superior to the Eldorado example), with light golden toning, no wear but incidental marks under chin. NGC #4668518-004. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

996. Colombia, proof copper-nickel specimen pattern 10 centavos, 1900, NGC PF 65. Restrepo-68 (p. 254); KM-Pn77. Raised

rims and smooth fields make this a specimen strike, with choice luster and perfectly executed details, no wear or marks. NGC #2770574-002. Estimate: $300-$450.

993. Colombia, silver pattern 20 centavos, 1952-B, NGC MS 63, finest and only example in NGC census. Restrepo-226 (p. 258); KM-unl. Brightly lustrous with super bold details, spots of toning around letters, no marks or wear. NGC #4668515-008. Estimate: $350-$500.

997. Colombia, copper-nickel pattern 10 centavos, 1900,

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998. Colombia, copper-nickel pattern 5 999. Colombia, copper-nickel proof 1000. Colombia, nickel-clad steel pattern

centavos, 1886, no wreath, NGC MS 63. pattern 5 centavos, 1900, NGC PF 2 centavos, (1941), NGC MS 65, finest and Specially prepared 66. Restrepo-66 (p. 254); KM-Pn76. Actually only specimen in NGC census. Restrepo-146

Restrepo-8 (p. 253); KM-Pn72.

specimen strike with raised rims and smooth fields, bold details, circular polish-lines on both sides, good luster, no marks or wear. NGC #2776445-003. Estimate: $400-$600.

a specimen strike, with raised rims and (p. 256); KM-unl. Brilliant and prooflike and more smooth fields, no wear or marks, good properly considered a specimen strike, no marks luster, very light rainbow toning. NGC or wear, curious issue with last two digits of #2770574-001. Estimate: $500-$750. original 1917 date erased. NGC #4668515-005. Estimate: $250-$375.

Costa Rica (countermarks and counterstamps) Type V

1001. Costa Rica, 2 reales, 1846JB counterstamp (Type V) on a Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, (1738?)M, NGC Fine 15. KM-54. Excellent counterstamp with full details (VF+), effacing most of the host-coin data but with full assayer M to right of cross and trace of date above full and bold waves, nicely toned. NGC #4345623-006 (host attributed to Peru on label in error). Estimate: $400-$600.

Type VI

1002. Costa Rica, 1 real, “lion” countermark (Type VI, 1849-57) on a Costa Rica (Central American Republic) 1 real of 1848JB with “FECUDO” error, NGC XF details / tooled. KM-72.

2.95 grams. Bold XF countermark in very center, the stated tooling apparently a flattening of the consequent distortion on the other side, interesting error with FECUDO instead of FECUNDO in legend, light toning around details. NGC #4703624-012. Estimate: $200-$300.

1003. Costa Rica, 1/2 real, “lion” countermark (Type VI, 1849-57) on a Costa Rica (Central American Republic) 1/2 real 1831F, NGC VF 35, c/s AU standard. KM-67. 1.53 grams. Choice coun-

termark with consequent cupping of host, areas of gold toning with bright spots of red and green, crude rims (as made). The F assayer on this host was apparently a modified E, and for whatever reason the F specimens are more elusive than the E’s with this countermark. NGC #4703624-001. Estimate: $125-$200.

1004. Costa Rica, 1/2 real, “lion” countermark (Type VI, 1849-57) on a Costa Rica (Central

American Republic) 1/2 real 1843M, NGC XF 45, c/s AU standard. KM-67. 1.55 grams. Bold coun-

termark with consequent cupping of host, deep rainbow toning all over, crude rims (as made), rather nice for this particular host date. NGC #4703624-003. Estimate: $125-$200.

1005. Costa Rica, 1/2 real, “lion” countermark (Type VI, 1849-57) on a Costa Rica (Central American Republic) 1/2 real 1846JB, NGC VF 30, c/s VF standard. KM-68. 1.37 grams. Deep coun-

termark with consequent cupping of host, fully golden toned with hints of magenta and light green, weak at rims. NGC #4703624-005. Estimate: $125-$200.

1006. Costa Rica, 1/2 real, “lion” countermark (Type VI, 1849-57) on a Costa Rica (Central American Republic) 1/2 real 1847JB, NGC AU 53, c/s UNC standard. KM-68. 1.46 grams. Perfect full

countermark (with consequent cupping) that appears to have been applied obliquely at first and then redone in earnest, the host also choice with light toning and luster, scarce quality for this type. NGC #4703624-007. Estimate: $125-$200.

1007. Costa Rica, 1/2 real, “lion” countermark (Type VI, 1849-57) on a Costa Rica (Central

American Republic) 1/2 real 1848JB, NGC AU 55, c/s AU standard. KM-68. 1.51 grams. Atypically un-cupped, with choice full countermark and full host details (except on opposite side of countermark, of course), with light colorful toning over much luster, scarce quality for this type. NGC #4703624-009. Estimate: $125-$200.

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1008. Costa Rica, 1/2 real, “lion” countermark (Type VI, 1849-57) on a Costa Rica (Central American Republic) 1/2 real 1849JB, NGC AU 50, c/s AU standard. KM-68. 1.41 grams. Full and deep

countermark with consequent cupping of host, nicely toned over muted luster, scarce quality for this type. NGC #4703624-010. Estimate: $125-$200.

1009. Costa Rica, 1/2 real, “lion” countermark (Type VI, 1849-57) on a USA (Philadelphia mint), Capped Bust half

dime, 1835, NGC Fine 12, c/s AU standard, unique. KM-unl. 1.20 grams. Choice bold countermark (very deep), toned all over, but the remarkable thing here is the host, as this is the only known example, United States coinage countermarked in Costa Rica being prohibitively rare, with few examples appearing on the market, none of which have been this combination of host and countermark. NGC #4703624-011. Estimate: $1,000-up.

Type VII

Type VIII

1010. Costa Rica, 50 centavos, “lion” double countermark 1012. Costa Rica, 1 colon, 1923 countermark (Type VIII) (Type VII, 1889) on a Medellín, Colombia, 5 décimos, 1882.

KM-135.2. 13.27 grams. AU countermark on VF host with pretty rainbow

toning, two small rim-flaws (extra metal and radial void) on reverse. Estimate: $200-$300.

on a Costa Rica 50 centimos of 1918GCR, KM Plate Coin.

KM-165. 9.90 grams. Lustrous AU- with circular polish lines on non-date

side, bold countermark that neatly fits into the center of the design. The host coin is the final date of half dollars used for this countermark, which began in 1865 and terminated at this point due to the sharp increase in the value of silver after World War I. For the date-run of hosts from 1880 to 1918, this final date is the scarcest by far with this countermark. Plate Coin in the Standard Catalog of World Coins. Estimate: $125-$200.

Costa Rica (Republic) 1011. Costa Rica, 50 centavos, “lion” double countermark,

(Type VII, 1889) on a Medellín, Colombia, 5 décimos, 1885, NGC AU 55, c/s UNC strong. KM-135.2. Choice countermark, nice

problem-free host with splashes of light toning. NGC #4700529-014. Estimate: $500-$750.

1013. Costa Rica, 1 real, 1847JB, inverted B, “Madonna and child” proclamation issue, NGC AU details / cleaned. KM-65. Rich rainbow toning (mostly purple) over muted luster, choice

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grade and strike with evidence of die-clashing, the “cleaned” delimiter a bit unsubstantiated (looks like AU 58 to us). This can be a confusing coin for the uninitiated because it also shows the date 1846 as the year of landmark constitutional reform (unlike the far more common issues of 1849-50 with the same central design). NGC #4700529-009. Estimate: $350-$500.

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1014. Costa Rica, 1 real, 1847JB, normal B, colonial-style edge (very rare), “Madonna and child” proclamation issue,

NGC AU 53. KM-unl (65 for Type). Deep colorful toning, typically soft strike without problems, choice grade, one of just three with normal B at NGC (just one higher at AU 58) but the rarer aspect of colonial-style edge (circles and dots) is not noted by NGC (so the graded population is unknown) nor by KM. Specialists will recognize it as the rarest of the 1847 varieties. NGC #4700529-008. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

1015. Costa Rica, 50 centavos, 1890/80GW, NGC XF 45, ex-Richard Stuart

(stated on label). KM-124. Bold strike but weak rims, with splashes of faint toning over muted luster. (Note: KM states “Inverted N in CENTAVOS” for this overdate, but that is not the case here.) NGC #4425836-002. Estimate: $125-$200.

1016. Costa Rica, 25 centavos, 1887GW, “9DS GW,” NGC MS 66, finest known in NGC census. KM-127.2. Brightly lustrous with patchy colorful toning, no wear or marks, the finest at NGC by two grades, and actually with claims to a higher number in our opinion, quite exceptional for local (non-Heaton) production in San José, of which this is effectively the final year (the only exception being the enigmatically relatively common half dollars of 1890). By this date the government in San José decided it would be more cost effective to order the coins from England or Paris (or other mints) than to replace the aging local minting equipment. In 1889, while local merchants made do with counterstamped Colombian half dollars, the first European issues were struck, starting with the Heaton mint “patterns” that are more correctly known now as “specimens.” In any case, we challenge anyone to show us another MS 66 from the 1865-1887 San José coinage! NGC #4700529-013. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

1017. Costa Rica, 10 centavos, 1875GW, NGC MS 64, finest known in NGC census. KM-121. Frosty and bright, with brilliant luster and choice

details, totally devoid of any marks or wear, an unprecedented grade for this type and in fact the finest known at NGC census by SIX grades (with nothing close at PCGS either)! NGC #639411-008. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

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1018. Costa Rica, brass 10 centavos, 1917, GCR to right, rare, NGC MS 63, finest known in NGC census. KM-149.1.

1.94 grams. Brightly lustrous (looks like gold!) and devoid of wear or

marks, very rare in high grade and in fact the finest known at NGC by SIX grades (the only Mint State example in the census, and by our records no other MS examples ever on the market). The 1917 issues in brass were a direct result of World War I, after which the world price of silver skyrocketed and even the initial debased-silver issues of 1917 became worth nearly full face value (therefore being hoarded instead of circulated). So a brass issue followed, but the first of these pieces in brass retained the old (silver) design that bore the Government of Costa Rica initials (GCR) at about 4-5 o’clock in the legend, as we see here. Subsequent issues that same year with GCR moved to the center are much more common, but all the brass issues are scarce in high grade, as they were heavily circulated, and almost never seen with original, gold surfaces that under normal circumstances quickly tarnished. The present example, a very special coin indeed, must have been extremely well protected for the past hundred years! NGC #4703634-001. Estimate: $1,000-up.

1021. Costa Rica (struck in France), aluminum piefort essai 1 centavo, 1892, rare, NGC MS 63, ex-Richard Stuart (stated on label), finest and only example in NGC census. KM-unl.

Frosty and bright, with choice details and luster on arms side, the other side (with ESSAI / DE / MONNAIE / 1892) showing light marks in the open field. KM lists this piefort in copper, nickel and bronze, but not in aluminum as seen here. Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart collection. NGC #4425833-007. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

1022. Costa Rica, copper “mint sport” 1 centavo, (1892), arms / two stars, NGC MS 63 RB, ex-Richard Stuart (stated on label), finest and only example in NGC census. KM-unl.

1019. Costa Rica, 5 centavos, 1887GW, NGC MS 64,

ex-Whittier. KM-125. Colorful toning over nice luster, no wear or marks and choice high rims. Pedigreed to the Whittier collection. NGC #302902-008. Estimate: $300-$450.

1020. Costa Rica, copper-nickel 1 centavo, 1868, NGC MS 62. KM-109. Bold strike but very crude rims (as made), matte texture

with light toning over muted luster. Local San José coinage, like this, is rarely found in MS grade for any year or denomination. NGC #4700529-011. Estimate: $300-$450.

Brightly lustrous fields, with splash of color on reverse (which features two big stars and nothing else), basically KM-Pn7 but with different reverse. Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart collection. NGC #4425834-013. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

1023. Costa Rica, copper-nickel 1/4 centavo, no date (1865),

rare, NGC AU 55. KM-108. Plain design with matte texture but no

marks and very little wear except on the crude (nearly non-existent) rims, important ephemeral issue struck without date (only 20,000 minted, and in fact the only Costa Rica coin ever made without a date in the design, also the smallest-diameter coin made for mass circulation, and the lowest denomination), rarely found this nice. NGC #4700529-010. Estimate: $600-$900.

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1024. Costa Rica, aluminum 1 peso coffee token, Lic. Máximo Fernández, early 1900s, rare. 5.90 grams. Large token with bright, lightly

hairlined surfaces, AU+ details, design of large numeral 1 inside legend BOLETO POR CAFE / VALE UN PESO on one side, coffee tree inside legend LIC. MAXIMO FERNANDEZ / COSTA RICA on other side. Large-size tokens from Costa Rica, like this one, are in fact quite rare. Estimate: $400-$600.

Cuba

1025. Cuba (struck at the Gorham mint), “souvenir” peso,

1897, closely spaced date, star above 97 baseline, NGC MS 63. KM-XM3. In his article “The Story Behind the Cuban 1897 and

the 1898 Peso,” Emilio Ortiz writes: “The year is 1897 and Cuba has been up in arms for the last two years, fighting for the third time since 1868 a war for its independence against Spain. The Cuban Revolutionary Junta in New York is headed by Don Tomás Estrada Palma, Plenipotentiary Delegate of the Republic of Cuba (in Arms) who is responsible in the U.S. for all matters related to the Cuban liberty struggle, with the raising of funds for the cause being of paramount importance. Little did these Cuban patriots know that this time around they would succeed, but only in a roundabout way.» Their solution was to strike silver pesos to sell at face value to supporters of Cuban independence. While promoters planned for three million coins to be struck, just 9,965 coins were minted in 1897, mostly by the Gorham Manufacturing Company of Providence, Rhode Island. While not a hugely profitable endeavor for the Junta, Ortiz notes that the coins were redeemed by the Republic of Cuba after 1902, as the Junta›s advertising suggested they would. Choice piece with dark red toning over semi-lustrous surfaces, this particular die variety has a mintage of 4,286 coins. NGC #2822467-004. Estimate: $400-$600.

1026. Cuba (struck at the Gorham mint), “souvenir” peso, 1898, rare key date, NGC AU details / rim filing, cleaned, ex-EMO Collection (stated on label). KM-A8. Only 1000 pieces

minted by the Gorham Manufacturing Company. This second year of mintage was proposed just three weeks after the explosion and sinking of the USS Maine in the Havana harbor. According to Emilio Ortiz in Money of the Caribbean, on March 9, 1898, Gorham agreed “to make one thousand Cuban Coins in about four days from the receipt of the order.” Fully detailed despite noted marks, untoned silver color, a rare key date for early Cuban coinage. Pedigreed to the EMO Numismatic Cabinet. NGC #2781109-001. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

1027. Cuba (struck at the Philadelphia mint), “star” peso,

1933, NGC MS 63, ex-EMO Collection (stated on label) KM15.2. Bright and lustrous, typical bagmarks for the grade (hence a type

that tops out at MS 64 in the NGC census), a few speckles of dark red toning on reverse rim. Pedigreed to the EMO Numismatic Cabinet. NGC #2763056-008. Estimate: $200-$300.

1028. Cuba (struck at the Philadelphia mint), “star” peso,

1934, NGC MS 63, ex-EMO Collection (stated on label).

KM-15.2. Final year of the type. Cartwheel luster across satiny surfaces,

blast white with no toning. Pedigreed to the EMO Numismatic Cabinet. NGC #3406812-003. Estimate: $300-$400.

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1029. Cuba (struck at the Philadelphia mint), 20 centavos,

1915, low-relief star, coarse reeding, NGC MS 64, ex-EMO Collection (stated on label). KM-13.2. Near finest known for the

type, minimal bagmarks for the grade, quite bright with faint purple toning. Pedigreed to the EMO Numismatic Cabinet. NGC #4034368002. Estimate: $400-$600.

1033. Cuba (struck at the Philadelphia mint), copper-nickel

2 centavos, 1915, NGC MS 65, ex-EMO Collection (stated on label). KM-A10. Only one higher in MS 66 in the NGC census.

Even red toning over smooth, satiny surfaces. Pedigreed to the EMO Numismatic Cabinet. NGC #2049029-036. Estimate: $300-$400.

1034. Cuba (struck at the Philadelphia mint), copper-nickel 1030. Cuba (struck at the Philadelphia mint), 10 centavos,

1915, NGC MS 65, ex-EMO Collection (stated on label).

KM-A12. A

true gem with lustrous surfaces, faint gold toning around rims. Pedigreed to the EMO Numismatic Cabinet. NGC #3626102-002. Estimate: $400-$600.

1 centavo, 1915, NGC MS 65, ex-EMO Collection (stated on label). KM-9.1. Among some of the finest known in the NGC

census, as the majority seen are graded MS 63. Bright and free from distracting marks, mostly gold toned with streaks of red on obverse. Pedigreed to the EMO Numismatic Cabinet. NGC #1578767-002. Estimate: $200-$300.

1031. Cuba (struck at the Philadelphia mint), 10 centavos,

1920, NGC MS 65, ex-EMO Collection (stated on label).

KM-A12. Scarcer

date of the star-peso series; tied with eight others for finest known in the NGC census. Faint red toning over very lustrous surfaces. Pedigreed to the EMO Numismatic Cabinet. NGC #2679526002. Estimate: $600-$900.

1035. Cuba (struck at the Philadelphia mint), â&#x20AC;&#x153;ABCâ&#x20AC;? peso, type 1, 1938, NGC MS 64, ex-EMO Collection (stated on label). KM-22. Bright with cartwheel luster, blast white with no ton-

ing, a popular Cuban type struck between 1934 and 1939. Pedigreed to the EMO Numismatic Cabinet. NGC #3554081-001. Estimate: $400-$600.

1032. Cuba (struck at the Philadelphia mint), copper-nickel

5 centavos, 1915, NGC MS 65, ex-EMO Collection (stated on label). KM-11.1. Near finest known with one higher in MS 66 in

the NGC census. Quite bright, mostly red-gold toned with purple hues around center devices. Pedigreed to the EMO Numismatic Cabinet. NGC #3406823-003. Estimate: $600-$900.

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1036. Cuba, proof 1 peso, 1965, plain edge, NGC PF 63

Cameo, ex-EMO Collection (stated on label). KM-XM5. Oneyear type struck by Cuban exiles in the US. High contrast proof with light surface friction and haze above bust preventing a higher grade, mostly untoned with hint of red toning around rims. Pedigreed to the EMO Numismatic Cabinet. NGC #3454204-001. Estimate: $125$200.

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1037. Cuba, proof piefort 10 pesos, 1989, French Revolution anniversary / Lady Liberty, NGC PF 67 Ultra Cameo, ex-EMO Collection (stated on label). KM-P16. Obverse design based on Eugene

Delacroix’s “Liberty Leading the People.” Bright proof with only a few spots of haze, fully untoned. Pedigreed to the EMO Numismatic Cabinet. NGC #3911283-004. Estimate: $150-$225.

Curaçao

1038. Curaçao (Dutch administration), 1/4 gulden, script-C countermark (1838) on a 1/4

cut (toothed edges) of a Netherlands 1 gulden of Willem I, PCGS F12.

KM-27. Countermark grades VF and the host Fine, well cut with sharp edges, most host coin detail visible, dark toning all over, inked numbers “5060” on reverse. PCGS #35234681. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

Cyprus 1039. Cyprus, 18 piastres, 1901, Victoria, NGC VF 35. KM-7. Nice for the grade

with light, even wear on surfaces, attractive dark rainbow toning all over. NGC #2713825012. Estimate: $150-$225.

1040. Cyprus, 9 piastres, 1901, Victoria, NGC MS 62. KM-6. One-year

type-coin that is very tough to find in MS grades. Conservatively graded, gorgeous toning with hues of orange and purple throughout on lustrous, mostly mark-free surfaces with well-struck devices. NGC #2713825-011. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

1041. Cyprus, 3 piastres, 1901, Victoria, NGC MS 62. KM-4. 1042. Cyprus, bronze 1 piastre, Victoria, 1879, NGC MS 64 Another one-year type struck in the final year of Queen Victoria’s reign. As with the prior lot, this type is very tough to find in MS grades, much less so with such pleasing old envelope toning as this piece has. Choice piece with vivid purple and orange toning over lustrous surfaces with blue highlights. NGC #2713825-009. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

BN. KM-3.1. First year of issue for coins from Cyprus; rather scarce in

MS grades as most ended up in commerce. At the higher end of those seen by NGC with just one above it in MS 65 BN. Pleasing even brown toning across surfaces free of distracting marks. NGC #4687760-012. Estimate: $600-$900.

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1043. Cyprus, bronze 1/2 piastre, Victoria, 1879, NGC MS 64 BN. KM-2. Cyprus

went to British administration in 1878 after the Russo-Turkish War; coins for the Cypriot pound entered circulation the following year. Smooth, semi-lustrous surfaces, mostly brown toned with some areas of original mint red color. NGC #4687760-013. Estimate: $400-$600.

1044. Cyprus, bronze 1/4 piastre, Victoria, 1879, NGC MS 65 RB, finest known in NGC and PCGS censuses. KM-1.1. Tied with just one other (also NGC-graded) in MS 65 RB for finest

known at both grading services. Bright, original red color with some streaks of brown tone over markfree surfaces. NGC #4687760-014. Estimate: $500-$750.

Danish West Indies

1045. Danish West Indies, 2 skilling, 1837, flat-top 3, NGC MS 62. KM-13. Splashy light toning over lustrous surfaces, long but very faint mark to left of arms to account for the grade. NGC #4323266-005. Estimate: $150-$225.

Dominican Republic (under Spain)

1046. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, copper 1/4 real (cuarto), Ferdinand VII (ca. 1810-20), struck over Maracaibo

(Venezuela) copper 1/4 real of ca. 1810-13, very rare (unique combination). KM-2 over 3 under Maracaibo; CT-1671 over Type 370. 2.88 grams. This emergency issue with crowned F.7 on obverse and 1 / S.D / 4 on reverse is not particularly rare, per se, except that it was struck

over a very rare earlier issue from Maracaibo, Venezuela, with traces of that design visible, consisting of most of an armored bust of Ferdinand VII (rotated 180 degrees) to left of 4 on reverse and parts of a large monogram M (which most experts attribute to Maracaibo but appears in CT as Margarita), again rotated 180 degrees, incorporated into the F.7 on the obverse, all typically crude but some parts bold, medium-brown AVF with spots of dark oxidation. Only about five examples of these overstruck pieces are currently confirmed. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000.

Dominican Republic 1047. Dominican Republic (struck at the Philadelphia mint), 1 peso, 1897-A, NGC AU 55. KM-16. Though the dies for this type were made in Paris, the coins were struck at the Philadelphia mint. Even, light wear on high points, faint gold toning. NGC #3901848-006. Estimate: $400-$600.

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1048. Dominican Republic (struck at the Paris mint), 1/2 peso, 1897-A, NGC MS 62. KM-15. Tough to find in Mint State. Conservatively graded example with only small bagmarks to note, retaining much luster with light red / gold toning all over. NGC #4679303-002. Estimate: $600-$900.

1050. Dominican Republic, copper-nickel 5 centavos, 1939, rare key date, NGC MS 65. KM-18. Tied with two others (one each

1049. Dominican Republic (struck at the Philadelphia mint), 1 peso, 1939, NGC AU 58. KM-22. Choice with minor

at NGC and PCGS) for finest known. Extremely rare in both grade and mintage (200,000 struck, lowest in the series); none in this grade have ever appeared at auction. Gem with brilliant luster, struck using later-stage dies leaving metal flow lines around rims, fully untoned. NGC #4679303-003. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

surface friction on bust, bright white luster. NGC #3392733-011. Estimate: $300-$450.

1051. Dominican Republic, proof 100 pesos, 1991, discovery and evangelization of America - 500th anniversary. KM-83. Large, 5-ounce coin

with a mintage of 1,500 pieces. Choice, high contrast and untoned proof with deep mirror fields in protective capsule. With original display case, box, certificates, and information brochure. Estimate: $150-$225.

1052. Dominican Republic, 1/2 peso, 1963, Restoration of the Republic - 100th Anniversary, PCGS SP65, ex-Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Norton Mint Collection (stated on label). KM29. Dark rainbow toning over semi-lustrous surfaces, clearly well struck and carefully handled.

Pedigreed to the Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Norton Mint collection. PCGS #32458290. Estimate: $400-$600.

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1053. Dominican Republic, copper-nickel 1/2 peso, 1984, struck ~10% off-center error. KM-62.1. 12.46 grams. Dominican Republic error coinage is very scarce and doesn’t appear often on the market. Choice UNC, minimal marks on struck area with typical preproduction lines on unstruck planchet, faint orange toning all over. Estimate: $125-$200.

1057. Ecuador (struck at the Heaton mint, England), specimen copper 1 centavo, 1872, NGC SP 65 RB. KM-45 (as Proof ).

Nice luster and choice details, somewhat brassy in color but with hint of toning on reverse, with smooth fields and raised rims typical of a specimen strike (also with central wipe mark from die on reverse), tied with three others for finest known in NGC census. NGC #4700592001. Estimate: $600-$900.

El Salvador

1054. Dominican Republic, copper-nickel 25 centavos,

1976, struck 10% off-center error. KM-43. 9.25 grams. Gem UNC,

pleasing gold toning all over. Estimate: $100-$150.

1058. El Salvador, zigzag test mark (Type II, 1834-5) on a Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1768(V-Y) with contemporary imitation Guatemala sun-over-mountains countermark, unique. 24.72 grams. Any coin with multiple-country countermarks

1055. Dominican Republic, copper-nickel 5 centavos, 1978, struck 15% off-center error. KM-49. 5.05 grams. Brilliant UNC, slightly bent from error striking, patchy gold toning. Estimate: $80-$120.

is an oddity, but this piece is unique for showing a GENUINE El Salvador mark (clear but small) with a bold FAKE countermark for Guatemala (with simple circle for sun and what looks like a tepee for mountains, supposedly to look like Type II of 1839) punched over top of it, both in the upper-left quadrant of a full cross on the host, which also shows full pillars with full date on other side, nicely toned Fine. Estimate: $200-up.

Ecuador

1059. San Salvador, El Salvador, provisional 1 real, 1835,

1056. Quito, Ecuador, 1/4 real, 1842MV, S below fortress, ex-Richard Stuart. KM-18.8. 2.68 grams. Very deeply rainbow-toned very rare, NGC VF details / environmental damage.

KM-26.

Bold rims and details, with light surface corrosion that has rendered the copper content visible (as it was struck in billon of just 33%-fine silver), which from a distance could be mistaken for colorful toning, nevertheless one of just six or seven known from an issue that was not authorized till September of that year (hence not a full year’s production). NGC #3412369-001. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

AVF with pinks and greens peeking through the dark gray, broad flan with full details and wide rims. Estimate: $400-$600.

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1060. El Salvador, 4 reales, R-in-beaded-circle countermark (Type IV,

1862) on a Guatemala 4 reales, 1860R, NGC VF 30, c/s XF standard, ex-Sebian (stated on label), ex-Dana Roberts, KM Plate Coin. KM-96.

12.18 grams Richly toned all over, with minor marks and light, even wear, nearly full countermark (bold), scarce combination in rather decent condition, in fact second finest in NGC census behind a single AU 55. Pedigreed to the Sebian and Dana Roberts collections and Plate Coin on page 255 of Krause-Mishlerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Spain, Portugal and the New World (2002). NGC #2741430-001. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

1061. Study collection of 26 El Salvador 2R (two), 1R (23) and 1/2R (one), unofficial and private counterstamps (ca. 1868) on various Spanish colonial coins (mostly cobs), ex-Richard Stuart. 76.24 grams total. These appear to be low-weight coins that were

not appropriate for official counterstamping and therefore received local marks that were enough to make them circulate further. Some of the marks are quite deceiving while others are comical. Generally About Fine on average, mostly toned, less than half with holes. All but five of the hosts are cobs (from Mexico, Lima, PotosĂ­ and Guatemala) three of the remaining five being busts (the two 2R), one a pillar and one a British sixpence. Some are probably rare, great lot for further study in any case. Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart collection. Estimate: $1,000-up.

Finland 1062. Finland (as a Russian duchy), 2 markkaa, 1907-L, Nicholas II, NGC MS

63.

KM-7.2. Crisp details and brilliant luster, bagmarks on reverse. NGC #4494515-010. Estimate: $250-$375.

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France

1063. France (Amiens mint), 1/2 ecu au palmes, Louis XIV, 1695-X, struck over earlier Paris 1/2 ecu (flan reforme), PCGS MS64, finest known in PCGS and NGC censuses. Gad-185; KM-295.22. Choice full detail with ample luster and incipient toning in

centers, with very clear mintmark A of undercoin in center of reverse, finest in PCGS census and one point finer than the highest at NGC. PCGS #35694622. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

1064. France (Lille mint), 1/2 ecu au bandeau, Louis XV, 1748-W, PCGS MS62, finest and only example in PCGS census. KM-516.21. Attractively

toned with underlying luster, with light weight-adjustment lines on reverse and high-point weakness but no wear or marks, none listed at NGC. PCGS #35694627. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

German States Brandenburg

1065. Brandenburg (German States), 2/3 taler, 1689-LCS, Friedrich III, Berlin mint, NGC AU 55. KM-556. Broad flan that

extends past the corded rims in places, muted luster, minimal highpoint wear, olive toning with some dark spots. NGC #2086625-002. Estimate: $250-$375.

Ostfriesland

1066. Ostfriesland (German States), 2/3 taler, 1694, Chris-

tian Eberhard, PCGS VF35, finest and only example in PCGS census. KM-131; Dav-730/1. Only light wear for the grade, with patchy

olive-gray toning on fields. PCGS #36269107. Estimate: $600-$900.

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Germany (Empire)

1067. Stuttgart, Germany, 1 mark, 1886-F, NGC MS 65. KM-7. Beautifully rainbow toned on both sides, with muted luster but

no marks or wear, second finest in NGC census behind a single MS 67. NGC #4657621-004. Estimate: $200-$300.

1069. Hamburg, Germany, 1/2 mark, 1908-J, NGC MS 65, 1068. Berlin, Germany, 1 mark, 1904-A, NGC MS 64. KM-14. rare, finest known in NGC and PCGS censuses. KM-17. Splashy Deep, circular peacock toning running from light green at rims though deep violet and terminating in pinkish gold in centers, with the faintest of bagmarks in fields and flattening of only the very highest points. NGC #4657621-006. Estimate: $125-$200.

rainbow toning with strong hues of rose-gold and indigo, no marks or wear, rare grade, represented by only two examples at NGC (the other being VF) and the highest at PCGS one point lower at MS64. NGC #4657621-003. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

Great Britain 1070. Great Britain (London, England), double florin, 1887, Victoria, Arabic 1, PCGS MS63. Sp-3923; KM-763. Deep toning in

light rainbow colors over muted luster, no wear but a few tiny bagmarks. PCGS #35694628. Estimate: $300-$450.

1071. Great Britain (London, England), half crown, George 1072. Great Britain (London, England), half crown, George II, 1745, with LIMA below bust, NGC AU 55. Sp-3695; KM584.3. Deeply toned over â&#x20AC;&#x153;greasyâ&#x20AC;? luster (stronger on reverse), minimal

high-point wear, choice example of a popular type made from silver captured from the Spanish off Peru. NGC #4822203-005. Estimate: $500-$750.

II, 1746, with LIMA below bust, PCGS XF45. Sp-3695A; KM-

Very attractive for the grade, with only light wear and pretty toning (mostly bluish), popular type made from silver captured from the Spanish off Peru. PCGS #34966796. Estimate: $300-$450.

584.3.

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Guatemala (colonial) Pillars

1073. Great Britain (London, England), half crown, George II, 1746, with LIMA below bust. Sp-3695A; KM-584.3 14.96 grams.

Lustrous XF+ with deep, attractive rainbow toning, remnant of sticker on reverse, popular type made from silver captured from the Spanish off Peru. Estimate: $250-$375.

1076. Guatemala, pillar 8 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1758J, PCGS AU detail / graffiti. KM-18; CT-293. Bold AU (rare grade) with light rainbow toning all over, small random scratches below QUE that PCGS somewhat harshly classifies as â&#x20AC;&#x153;graffiti.â&#x20AC;? PCGS #35815106. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

1074. Great Britain (London, England), 1 shilling, George

II, 1758, NGC MS 62. Sp-3704; KM-583.3. Bold strike with full details and no wear, deeply toned over muted luster. NGC #4625414-015. Estimate: $300-$450.

Guadeloupe 1077. Guatemala, pillar 8 reales, Charles III, 1768P, NGC AU 50. KM-27.1; CT-817. Lightly toned all over, nice strike with

remaining luster, choice strike. NGC #4494590-014. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

1075. Guadeloupe, 1 franc, 1921, NGC MS 65. Lec-58; KM-46.

Frosty and totally devoid of marks or wear, strong die-polish lines on both sides, second finest in NGC census (and tied with finest at PCGS) behind a single MS 66. NGC #4660489-003. Estimate: $400-$600.

1078. Guatemala, pillar 4 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1755J, large J. KM-17.1; CT-399. 13.36 grams. Toned AXF, small flan with minimal rims (but well centered), no problems. Estimate: $300-$450.

1079. Guatemala, pillar 4 reales, Charles III, 1768P, NGC VF

25, ex-Richard Stuart (stated on label). KM-26; CT-1051. Light, even toning all over (low contrast), decent strike with moderate wear. Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart collection. NGC #4427830-007. Estimate: $500-$750.

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1080. Guatemala, pillar 1 real, Ferdinand VI, 1754J. KM-16;

CT-533. 3.30 grams. Sharp XF with toning around details on pillars side, no problems. Estimate: $500-$750.

Busts

1084. Guatemala, bust 2 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1819M, NGC MS 63. CT-893; KM-67. 6.78 grams. Nearly prooflike with matte details against lustrous fields exhibiting strong die-polish lines, starting to tone. NGC #4703646-005. Estimate: $200-$300.

1085. Guatemala, bust 2 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1819M, PCGS MS63. CT-893; KM-67. Very choice and brilliant, 100% proof-

1081. Guatemala, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1794M, NGC like, with strong die-polish lines, slightly weak strike in centers. PCGS AU 55. KM-53; CT-623. Low-contrast toning over muted luster, minimal wear but lots of bagmarks in fields. NGC #3641390-002. Estimate: $350-$500.

#21296803 Estimate: $200-$300.

1086. Guatemala, bust 1/2 real, Ferdinand VII, 1813M, rare, NGC AU 58. KM-65; CT-1286. 1.59 grams. Muted luster and light

1082. Guatemala, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1800M. KM-53; surface marks but otherwise UNC, partly crude rims (as made), second CT-631. 26.97 grams. Richly

toned AU with muted luster, tiny spots of extra metal in obverse fields. Pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of April 2007, with original lot-tag #2289. Estimate: $200-$300.

finest in NGC census behind a single MS 62. NGC #4703646-003. Estimate: $250-$375.

1083. Guatemala, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1819M, NGC AU 58. KM-69; CT-468. Highly lustrous UNC with bagmarks and hair-

1087. Guatemala, bust 1/2 real, Ferdinand VII, 1820M,

lines (net-graded), tied with one other for second finest in NGC census behind a single MS 61. NGC #4274525-003. Estimate: $500-$750.

NGC MS 65. KM-65; CT-1293. 1.62 grams. Choice strike with brilliant luster, strong die-polish lines, splashes of rainbow toning on obverse. NGC #4703646-004. Estimate: $150-$225.

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Guatemala (Central American Republic)

1088. Guatemala, Central American Republic, 8 reales, 1824M.

Fully struck AU- with muted luster, light bagmarks, minor rim-bruise, die-crack through E of CENTRO. Estimate: $250-$375. KM-4. 26.92 grams.

1089. Guatemala (Central American Republic), 8 reales, 1828M. KM-4. 26.76 grams. XF+ with slight central weakness as usual, parts of rims weak (as made). Estimate: $200-$300.

1091. Guatemala (Central American Republic), 8 reales, 1837BA. KM-4. 26.81 grams. AU- with attractive light toning, slightly off-center strike, minor rim-bruise. Estimate: $200-$300.

1092. Guatemala (Central American Republic), 8 reales, 1847A. KM-4. 26.77 grams. XF+ with some weakness in leaves, scratches on rays, toning at rims. Estimate: $200-$300.

1090. Guatemala (Central American Republic), 8 reales,

1836BA. KM-4. 26.99 grams. Very lightly toned XF+ with weak leaves as usual, hint of luster. Estimate: $200-$300.

1093. Guatemala (Central American Republic), 1 real, 1824M, PCGS MS65, finest known in PCGS census, exHubbard. KM-3. 3.39 grams. Brilliant luster and choice full details,

die-crack across mountains, tops at PCGS with only one finer (MS 67) at NGC. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard collection. PCGS #36269111. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

1094. Guatemala (Central American Republic), 1/2 real, 1824M, NGC AU 53. KM-2. 1.62 grams. Deeply toned over very

muted luster, high points slightly weak but virtually no wear, obverse die A. NGC #4703646-009. Estimate: $150-$225.

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1095. Guatemala (Central American Republic), 1/2 real, 1824M, NGC AU 53. KM-2. 1.69 grams. Richly rainbow toned with only light high-point wear, a few minor marks, obverse die B. NGC #4703646-0010. Estimate: $150-$225.

1096. Guatemala (Central American Republic), 1/4 real, 1844, NGC MS 67.

KM-1. Among the hoard coins for this issue are a handful of MS 67’s, like this coin, some designated as PL (as this one should be), but only one is rated MS 68, hence the present coin is tied for second finest in NGC census, with brilliant luster all over, choice deep strike, 100% free of marks or wear. NGC #3251382-014. Estimate: $250-$375.

Guatemala (State of Guatemala)

1097. Guatemala (State), provisional 1 real, 1829M, very rare, NGC XF 45, ex-Garretson (stated on label). KM-75. 4.29 grams. For this year only, and only in this

denomination, the Guatemala City mint struck coins with the legend ESTADO DE GUATEMALA on one side and MONEDA PROVISIONAL on the other, making for a rare type-coin that is critical to any important Guatemala collection (not to mention that it is the first post-Iturbide issue of Guatemala as independent from the Central American Republic but with the same central design as the CAR issues). This example, with only moderate high-point wear and partially crude rims (as made), toning around details but no luster, is actually among the finest known, a population that surely exceeds the “4 known” stated in KM. Pedigreed to the D.D. Garretson collection. NGC #4703646-006. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

Guatemala (Republic / medallic issue)

1098. Guatemala (Republic), 1R-sized silver medal, 1847, NGC MS 64+, finest known in

NGC census. Fonrobert-7236. 3.28 grams. Choice strike and luster with lovely eye-appeal, no marks or wear.

Guatemala did not strike any 1R under the Central American Republic after 1828 (except for the State of Guatemala 1R of 1829—see previous lot), so these Republic of Guatemala medals of same weight and proper fineness were an accepted substitute. NGC #4703646-008. Estimate: $300-$450.

Guatemala (countermarked)

Please see Potosí Silver Cobs section for more Guatemala countermarks on 8R Royals.

1099. Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, 8 reales, Type I 1100. Guatemala, 8 reales, sun-over-mountains countermark (Type countermark (1838, rare) on shield side of a Mexico II, 1839) on cross side of a Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Charles City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1730G, ex-Richard Stuart. II, assayer not visible, ex-Huntington, Mailliet Plate Coin (1868).

KM-77.7. 26.35 grams. Bold full XF countermark below full KM-unl. 25.95 grams. Just about the longest, thinnest flan we have ever seen on a oMG on VF host, with full date and nice cross but typically cob (toned VG), with just enough detail to attribute the king (a combination flat peripheries, all lightly toned. Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart that is strangely unlisted in KM), but with choice, bold, and deeply impressed countermark (XF) in the only part of the coin that is somewhat round (with concollection. Estimate: $300-$450. sequent crack to edge), tiny punchmark there as well, also with deep punchmark at one end and old hole at other end, a very eye-catching piece that fascinated at least two major collectors in the past 150 years (see pedigree). Pedigreed to the A.M. Huntington collection and plated (line drawing) in Atlas des Monnaies Obsidionales et de Necessite (1868), by Prosper Mailliet. Estimate: $350-$500.

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Guatemala (Republic)

1101. Guatemala, 8 reales, sun-over-mountains countermark

(Type II, 1839) on cross side of a Mexico klippe 8R 1733MF.

KM-107. 26.66 grams. Full XF countermark on AXF host with deep, rich

toning all over, good full centers and full date, assayer, mintmark and denomination, crudely holed near edge. Pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of February 1997, with original lot-tag #448. Estimate: $600-$900.

1104. Guatemala, 2 reales, 1859, Carrera, NGC MS 62, finest known in NGC census, ex-Richard Stuart (stated on label).

Very deeply blue-toned over muted luster, minimal marks and wear on very highest points only, very rare grade for this one-year type (which is often found holed or repaired) with thick lettering in legends. Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart collection. NGC #4825020-001. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

KM-133.

1105. Guatemala, 1 real, 1859R, NGC MS 61, KM Plate 1102. Guatemala, 8 reales, sun-over-mountains countermark

(Type II, 1839) on pillars side of a Guatemala cob 8R (date not visible). KM-101 or 102. 23.86 grams. Full but doubled countermark

Coin (stated on label). KM-132. 2.92 grams. Brightly lustrous and devoid of wear but with small marks in obverse field in addition to traces of die-clashing, tied with one other for finest known in NGC census. Plate Coin in the Standard Catalog of World Coins 1801-1900. NGC #4703646-0013. Estimate: $400-$600.

(AVF) punched on top of the date of a well-preserved host (AVF for type, nicely toned) with clear assayer and choice full crown on other side, small hole near edge. Estimate: $125-$200.

1106. Guatemala, 1/2 real, 1859, NGC MS 63, no L or R, KM Plate Coin (stated on label). KM-131. 1.53 grams. Choice details against lustrous fields, no wear, with hairline flan-crack and traces of die-clashing, tied with one other for finest known in NGC census. Plate Coin in the Standard Catalog of World Coins 1801-1900. NGC #4703646-0012. Estimate: $500-$750.

1103. Guatemala, 8 reales, sun-over-mountains countermark

(Type II, 1839) on Liberty side of a Lima, Peru, 8 reales, 1835MT, with zigzag test mark of El Salvador (1834-6) on same side, rare, ex-Richard Stuart. KM-111.5 (for Guatemala). 26.42

grams. Desirable multiple-country countermarks, the zigzag long and

well defined to right and deep round countermark (AVF to left of Liberty on well-toned VF+ host, similar to lot #1440 of our Auction #19 (May 2016, sold for $2500 plus buyerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fee) but that one with slightly later Guatemala mark (Type III, 1840). Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart collection. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

1107. Guatemala, 1/4 real, 1860, NGC MS 67, finest known

in NGC census, ex-Richard Stuart (stated on label). KM-130.

Bold full strike with muted luster, no marks or wear at all, curiously re-punched 60 of date, tops at NGC by three grades (and none higher than MS62 at PCGS). NGC #4485232-001. Estimate: $200-$300.

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1108. Guatemala, copper pattern 1 peso, 1889G, very rare, NGC AU details / cleaned, ex-

Richard Stuart (stated on label). KM-unl (207 for design). Bold strike, light surface scratches, parts of rims

crude, medium-brown color with hint of luster. The 1889 peso with recumbent Liberty design is rare, and the pattern of it in copper, as we see here, is even rarer (unlisted in KM), to the point that we cannot find any examples in recent sales. Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart collection. NGC #4825024-001. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000.

1109. Guatemala, 25 centavos, 1881E, NGC MS 64, finest known in NGC census.

KM-205.1. Light rainbow toning over muted luster, no wear or marks, top grade. NGC #4700592003. Estimate: $125-$200.

1110. Large study collection of 331 Guatemala tokens, various denominations and dates, ex-Richard Stuart. Mixed group of tokens in various metals and in conditions ranging from well worn to almost UNC, many issuers and merchants and a variety of topics, some rare, perfect group for study (see Internet for full list, descriptions and images). Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart collection. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $3,500-up.

Haiti

1111. Haiti, copper 6-1/4 centimes, AN 43 / 1846, NGC MS 62 BN. KM-29. Beautiful bluish toning over luster with traces of original copper color around details, no wear, minimal marks, choice rims. NGC #4825042-003. Estimate: $500-$750.

1112. Haiti, 1 gourde, 1881, NGC AU 58. KM-46. Bold strike with golden toning toward rims, no wear but too many small marks to make MS. NGC #4825042-004. Estimate: $300-$450.

1113. Haiti, bronze uniface “General Hippolyte” 1 gourde, (1889), countermark “B.P.1G / GL. H,” rare, NGC MS 62 BN. KM-51; Rudman-322.

Attractive rainbow toning over muted luster, with deep countermark over Haitian arms in reference to its issue by General Florvil Hippolyte during an 1889 insurrection against President Legitime, which led to his becoming the next president from 1889 to 1896, mintage of 100 pieces. NGC #4825042-001. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

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1114. Haiti, proof 25 gourdes, 1969IC, Haitian Art, NGC PF 66 Ultra Cameo.

KM-57.1. Bullion issue in 90%-fine silver (117.46 grams), showing the original Haitian arms on reverse and various cultural items surrounding a bare-chested woman with incuse name CHOUCOUNE on her skirt, very lightly toned. NGC #4333174-002 (oversized slab, 6-1/2” x 4-3/4”). Estimate: $200-$300.

Honduras (provisional “imitation cobs”)

1115. Comayagua, Honduras, provisional “imitation cob” 1116. Comayagua, Honduras, provisional “imitation cob”

1/2 real, (1823), NGC XF 40, ex-Richard Stuart (stated on label). KM-unl. 1.19 grams. Nearly full cross, very off-center “PVLS” monogram (hence date off flan), oval ornaments, lightly toned. Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart collection. NGC #4494792-002. Estimate: $400-$600.

1/2 real, 1824, NGC AU details / damaged, ex-Richard Stuart (stated on label). KM-7.1. 1.21 grams. Choice full “PHVS” monogram with top half of date below and small dig in center, off-center cross with colorful toning, hint of muted luster. Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart collection. NGC #4494792-003. Estimate: $300-$450.

1117. Tegucigalpa, Honduras, provisional “imitation cob” 4 reales, 1824-(P)MPY, with quadrants of cross transposed and backwards lions, NGC MS 62, finest known in NGC census, ex-Richard Stuart (stated on label). KM-16.2. 8.95 grams. Lustrous

and choice, with full pillars-and-waves (one pillar very bold) with full date and M and Y, full but off-center cross with bold P to left, minor crudeness near edge but otherwise pristine and exceptional. Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart collection. NGC #4465081-004. Estimate: $5,000-up.

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1118. Tegucigalpa, Honduras, provisional “imitation cob” 2 reales, (1823)-P(MPY), NGC MS 64*, ex-Richard Stuart (stated on label). KM-15.1. With the luster and crispness of a modern machine-made coin, this incredible cob is unlike any other, lightly toned, yet with date not visible due to unevenness, curious spur of metal at top that would surely have been lost if this coin had ever seen any circulation at all. Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart collection. NGC #4825020-003. Estimate: $1,500-up.

1119. Tegucigalpa, Honduras, provisional “imitation cob” 2 reales, 1823-PMPY, with quadrants of cross transposed and backwards lions, NGC XF details / cleaned, ex-Richard Stuart (stated on label). KM-15.1. 5.00 grams. Choice strike with

100% full pillars and cross (well centered), two dates, golden toning all over. Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart collection. NGC #4494793013. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

1120. Tegucigalpa, Honduras, provisional “imitation cob” 2 reales, 1823-PMPY, ex-Richard Stuart. KM-15.1. 6.82 grams. Very choice full pillars and cross (well centered) in high grade (AU but no luster), lightly toned all over, two dates. Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart collection. Estimate: $500-$750.

1121. Tegucigalpa, Honduras, provisional “imitation cob” 2 reales, 1824-PMPY with

quadrants of cross transposed and backwards lions, NGC VF 30, ex-Richard Stuart (stated on label). KM-15.2. 6.11 grams. Nearly full pillars and cross, light toning all over, nice even

strike, closer to XF in our opinion. Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart collection. NGC #4660731-004. Estimate: $600-$900.

1122. Tegucigalpa, Honduras, provisional “imitation cob” 1/2 real, 1823, NGC VF

20, ex-Richard Stuart (stated on label). KM-unl. 1.30 grams. Full “PM” monogram above top half of date, off-center cross with oval ornaments for border, deeply toned, somewhat grainy surfaces. Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart collection. NGC #4494793-001. Estimate: $350-$500.

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Honduras (Central American Republic) 1123. Tegucigalpa, Honduras (Central American Republic), 2 reales, 1825NR, rare. KM-10. 5.64 grams.

After the provisional â&#x20AC;&#x153;imitation cobâ&#x20AC;? issues of 1823-4, the Tegucigalpa mint began striking crude round coinage under the Central American Republic in the form of 1R dated 1824 and 2R dated 1825, as we see here, with crude design of sunover-mountains on obverse and small ceiba tree on reverse and legends specifically referring to the Central American Republic. The legends also show a fineness as 11 dineros (under the tree), which equated to the old Spanish colonial cob standard of 91.7% silver, in contrast to the 90.3% standard for the other CAR issues from Guatemala. However, the relative crudity of the Tegucigalpa issues, along with their lower-than-indicated fineness, made them unpopular, and they were soon outlawed by decree of May 7, 1825. As a result, both issues are very scarce to extremely rare. The present coin, with mintmark T for Tegucigalpa and assayer initials NR for Narciso Rosal, grades VF, with olive-green toning, nearly all details bold and clear except for LIB (weak) and NR.T.11D (doubled) on reverse, crude rims and minor flaws. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

Honduras (State of Honduras)

1124. Tegucigalpa, State of Honduras, low-silver 4 reales (provisional), 1852G, NGC AU 58. KM-20b. Dark gray surfaces with deep olive toning as struck in only 6.25% silver, no noticeable marks or wear (looks more like MS) but also no luster, slightly offcenter strike on broad flan, second finest in NGC census behind a single MS 62. NGC #4323257-012. Estimate: $300-$450.

Honduras (Republic)

1125. Honduras, 25 centavos, 1902, NGC MS 62, finest and only known example in NGC census.

KM-50a. Typically crude strike but with luster on fields and no marks or definite wear, very lightly toned. NGC #4700592-008. Estimate: $300-$450.

1127. Honduras, bronze 1 centavo, 1879, NGC MS 63 BN,

finest known in NGC census. KM-40. 4.57 grams. Nice luster and light, colorful toning against brassy surfaces, no wear and minimal marks, quite choice for this issue and period. NGC #4703634-009. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

1126. Honduras, bronze 2 centavos, 1908/7, NGC VF 30 BN, finest and only known example in NGC census. KM-64.

3.81 grams. Bold details against dark brown fields, typically somewhat crude, the denomination altered from 10 (the die for the earlier 10 centavos in silver). NGC #4703634-015. Estimate: $500-$750.

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1128. Honduras, bronze 1 centavo, 1890, denomination UN/10, no wreath on obverse, NGC MS 63 BN, finest known in NGC census, ex-Dana Roberts (stated on label). KM-59. 4.44 grams. From a chaotic period of mixed and concurrent dies, this with

denomination UN punched over 10 on reverse (KM-49) but with new obverse, this exceptional specimen with choice details and traces of original copper color and luster, crude rims as usual (as made), the better of just two at NGC. Pedigreed to the Dana Roberts collection. NGC #2741447-003. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

1130. Honduras, bronze 1 centavo, 1902, small 0, NGC MS 63 BN, finest known in NGC census. KM-46. 3.51 grams. Choice strike and grade, with no wear or marks and traces of original copper color and luster peeking through purple toning, finest known in NGC census by TEN grades (only other example is VF), with a single example in PCGS census coming in at Fine 12 (but without variety stated). NGC #4703634-010. Estimate: $300-$450.

1131. Honduras, bronze 1 centavo, 1910/1884, 1/2 centavo

obverse and reverse dies, NGC AU 58 BN, finest and only example in NGC census. KM-65. 2.12 grams. Bold strike, with

lustrous, bluish fields, the 1/2c obverse unaltered but the 1/2c reverse with denomination changed to 1 and date changed to 1910, one of several die-reworkings of this chaotic period. NGC #4703634-012. Estimate: $300-$450.

1129. Honduras, bronze 1 centavo, 1893/83, denomination UN/10, wreath on obverse, “REPLBLICA” error, NGC MS 63 RB, finest known in NGC census. KM-61. 3.87 grams. An example of Honduran mint chaos, this rare issue (listed without values in KM) was made from altered 10c dies (KM-49) including egregious spelling error on obverse, this specimen being unusually high grade with lots of original color and luster on fields but partially weak rims as usual, finest known in Red-Brown with a single MS 63 Brown example listed in the NGC census. NGC #4703634-011. Estimate: $300-$450.

1132. Honduras, bronze 1 centavo, “1610” date (1910), denomination as 1 over 1/2, 5c obverse with 1/2c reverse, NGC MS 64 BN, finest known in NGC census. KM-66. 2.14 grams. Choice strike and grade, with traces of original color, finest known by EIGHT grades in NGC census (next highest being AU 50, with none listed in PCGS census. NGC #4703634-014. Estimate: $500-$750.

1133. Honduras, bronze 1 centavo, 1910, 5c obverse die and

1/2c reverse die, NGC MS 64 BN.

KM-66. 2.39 grams. Light copper color with traces of original surfaces, egregiously re-worked dies and splashes of extra metal at 7-8 o’clock on both sides, tied with one other for finest known in NGC census. NGC #4703634-013. Estimate: $300-$450.

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1134. Honduras, bronze 1/2 centavo, 1881, rare, NGC MS 63 BN, finest known in NGC census, ex-Whittier (stated on label). KM-45.

2.21 grams. Beautiful specimen with rainbow toning on reverse against original

red color and luster, also choice strike with no wear or marks, rare first date of type for which KM states â&#x20AC;&#x153;less than 10 examples known,â&#x20AC;? this specimen the better of just two at NGC by FIVE grades (and none at PCGS). Pedigreed to the Whittier collection. NGC #2741447-002. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

1135. Honduras, bronze 1/2 centavo, 1889, NGC MS 65 BN, finest

known in NGC census. KM-45. 2.29 grams. Brassy surfaces with bright luster and light, bluish toning, choice strike and grade, finest known of seven in the NGC census (easily surpassing the ex-Lissner MS 63 example), with none listed in the PCGS census. NGC #4703634-008. Estimate: $500-$750.

1136. Honduras, 1 lempira, 1931, NGC MS 63. KM-75. Lustrous and choice, with one spot of incipient yellow toning, scarce key date (first date of type), second highest grade in census. NGC #4825003-007. Estimate: $175-$250.

Hungary 1137. Kremnitz, Hungary, 1 thaler, 1653-KB, Ferdinand III, NGC AU 58. Dav-3198; KM-107. Massive coin with choice full details enhanced by surrounding toning, some luster and color on fields, minimal high-point wear. NGC #4702956-003. Estimate: $250-$375.

1138. Kremnitz, Hungary, 15 krajczar, 1675/4-KB, NGC MS 62, fin-

est and only example in NGC census. KM-175. Exceptional specimen with choice full details against lustrous fields, incipient toning, minor flan-wrinkle per the type. NGC #4625384-014. Estimate: $200-$300.

Italian States Lombardy

1139. Lombardy, Italian States, 5 lire, 1848M, short stems, Milan

mint, NGC AU 58. KM-CC22.1. Deeply rainbow toned with muted luster, no wear but a few minor marks and hairlines in open fields. NGC #4702956005. Estimate: $150-$225.

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Mexico (colonial)

Milan

Pillars

1143. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1737MF, 1140. Milan, Italian States, 1 filippo, 1676, Carlo II, NGC ex-Reijgersdaal. KM-103; CT-781. 26.76 grams. AU details with patchy MS 61. Dav-4005; KM-92. Massive coin with choice full details (especial-

ly the bust of Charles II of Spain), lustrous and lightly rainbow-toned, slightly uneven flan. NGC #4702956-004. Estimate: $400-$600.

black toning against matte fields (corrosion-free), slightly off-center strike. From the Reijgersdaal (1747). Estimate: $150-$225.

Sardinia

1141. Sardinia (Villa di Chiesa), Italian States, 1/2 alfonsino, (1336-87), Pietro IV of Aragon, NGC AU 55, finest and only example in NGC census. 3.22 grams Choice strike with full Gothic legends and inner details, nicely toned, very bold all over. NGC #4702965-007. Estimate: $200-$300.

1144. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1739MF.

KM-103; CT-787. 26.98 grams. UNC details, very boldly struck, with arc

of very light surface corrosion on pillars side, traces of luster elsewhere, faint golden toning. Estimate: $200-$300.

Jamaica

1145. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V,

1142. Jamaica (British administration), 6 shillings 8 pence,

1742/1MF. KM-103; CT-792. 26.85 grams. UNC details, bold overdate, lustrous and lightly toned but with striated fields from old cleaning, rim-bruise. Estimate: $600-$900.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;GRâ&#x20AC;? double countermark (1758) on a Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1758MM, NGC XF details / graffiti, c/s XF standard. Host: KM-103; CT-787; c/m: KM-8.2. Bold full double countermark (commonly mistaken for a counterstamp but actually the same countermark applied twice, once on each side) on an attractively toned host, the stated graffiti consisting of an old, pin-scratched date 1793 in center of pillars side. NGC #4704635-001. Estimate: $500-$750.

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1146. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1743MF.

1150. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1746MF.

1147. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1744MF,

1151. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1751MF. KM-104.1; CT-327. 26.89 grams. AU with light, low-contrast

KM-103; CT-795. 26.78 grams. AU

details but matte fields, slightly patinated, small gouge in edge. Pedigreed to our Auction #10, with original lot-tag #1174. Estimate: $300-$450.

NGC AU 55. KM-103; CT-797. Weakly struck centers, colorful toning

KM-103; CT-800. 26.89 grams. Bold

AXF with auburn toning, no problems. Pedigreed to the Cayรณn auction of February 2012, with original lot-tag #593. Estimate: $250-$375.

toning, minor scrapes and weak spots at rims. Estimate: $400-$600.

at pillars-side rim. NGC #4460456-130. Estimate: $400-$600.

1152. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1758MM. KM-104.2; CT-343. 26.83 grams. Choice XF+ with beautiful 1148. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1745MF,

deep toning on fields, quite lovely for the grade. Estimate: $350-$500.

NGC MS 61. KM-103; CT-798. Bright white and boldly struck, with

original luster at rims. NGC #3497730-001. Estimate: $1,500$2,250.

1153. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1759MM. KM-104.2; CT-344. 26.89 grams. Lustrous UNC with light 1149. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1745MF.

surface hairlines, parts of rims crude and with dark area above right pillar, sharply struck. Estimate: $250-$375.

Lightly toned XF with small old mark above crown atop globes. Estimate: $250-$375.

KM-103; CT-798. 26.88 grams.

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1154. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Charles III, 1761MM, cross between H and I. KM-105; CT-unl. 26.95 grams. Lightly cleaned XF with some original luster, very bright overall, sub-variety with large space between H and I. Estimate: $300-$450.

1158. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Charles III, 1766MF. KM-105; CT-904. 26.98 grams. XF+ with marks and hairlines in fields, small spots of toning. Estimate: $300-$450.

1155. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Charles III, 1159. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Charles III,

1761MM, cross between H and I, NGC AU details / cleaned.

1767MF. KM-105; CT-906. 26.93 grams. AU details, lightly cleaned, no

NGC #4460456-115. Estimate: $350-$500.

toning. Pedigreed to the Cayรณn auction of February 2012, with original lot-card and tag #811 plus Spanish export certificate. Estimate: $250$375.

1156. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Charles III, 1761MM, cross between I and S, NGC XF 45. KM-105; CT-unl.

1160. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Charles III,

KM-105; CT-unl. Bold details, heavy surface hairlines in pillars-side fields.

Very richly toned and well struck with only light high-point wear, definitely an AU on a better day, scarcer early legend variety. NGC #4460456-173. Estimate: $250-$375.

1157. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Charles III,

1766/5MF. KM-105; CT-903. 26.55 grams. AXF with lots of small marks on shield side (the rim on that side weak as well), light rainbow toning, rare overdate (Gilboy M-8-46a, R3). Estimate: $250-$375.

1767MF. KM-105; CT-906. 26.75 grams. XF+ with light, bluish toning except for date (which is lustrous). Estimate: $200-$300.

1161. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Charles III,

1770MF, NGC AU details / environmental damage. KM-105; CT-910. Nice

bold strike, deeply toned, faint trace of surface porosity. NGC #4460456-128. Estimate: $250-$375.

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1162. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Charles III, 1771FM.

KM-105; CT-914. 26.11 grams. Low-contrast AU with slightly weak centers, traces

of luster through light toning. Estimate: $300-$450.

1163. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 4 reales, Philip V, 1744MF. KM-94;

CT-1062. 12.81 grams. Bold strike, AU details, no toning, slight surface porosity (possibly from the Reijgersdaal of 1747). Estimate: $200-$300.

1164. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 2 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1756M, with chopmarks as from circulation in Asia. KM-86.1; CT-496. 6.64 grams.

Nicely toned VF+ with several large chops and a couple tiny punchmarks. Estimate: $200-$300.

1165. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 2 reales, Charles III, 1763M. KM-87; CT-1328. 6.75 grams. Choice XF+ with traces of luster, very lightly toned.

Estimate: $125-$200.

1166. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Philip V,

1732, no assayer or denomination, very rare. KM-75.1; CT-1592. 3.31 grams. Small-flan XF with rich old toning, slight-

ly off-center strike, no problems, key first date and variety (which some believe was meant as a pattern), far superior to the other examples that have been on the market the past few years (all either damaged or poorly struck, or both), Gilboy M-1-1 (R5), Yonaka M1-32 (R). Pedigreed to the Potomac Collection of Mexican Pillars. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

1167. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Philip V, 1733/2, assayer MF/F, very rare. KM-unl (75.1 for

type); CT-unl. 3.11 grams. Deeply

toned AVF with minor scratches, an unlisted variety in Gilboy, Yonaka M1-33g (R2). Pedigreed to the Potomac Collection of Mexican Pillars. Estimate: $500-$750.

1168. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Philip

V, 1733F, mintmark M.X, very rare. KM-75.1; CT1590. 3.09 grams. Broad-flan Fine+ with nicely contrast-

ing toning, no problems, popular one-year mintmark variant, Gilboy M-1-3 (R4), Yonaka M1-33a (R2). Pedigreed to the Potomac Collection of Mexican Pillars. Estimate: $350-$500.

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1169. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Philip

V, 1733MF, mintmark M.X, cinquefoil stops, rare. KM-75.1; CT-1591. 3.31 grams. Choice XF+, beauti-

fully struck and deeply toned all over, popular one-year mintmark variant, Gilboy M-1-4 (S2), Yonaka M1-33b (R2). Pedigreed to the Potomac Collection of Mexican Pillars. Estimate: $300-$450.

1170. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Philip V, 1733MF, mintmark M.X, rosette stops. KM-

75.1; CT-1591. 3.27 grams. Bold AU- with nice toning around details, light scratches in field above pillars, Gilboy M-1-4a (R2), Yonaka M1-33d (C). Pedigreed to the Potomac Collection of Mexican Pillars. Estimate: $250-$375.

1171. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Philip V, 1735MF. KM-75.1; CT-1597. 3.31 grams. Deeply rainbow-toned AU+ with vivid amber and magenta hues, Gilboy M-1-7 (C), Yonaka M1-35 (C). Pedigreed to the Potomac Collection of Mexican Pillars. Estimate: $125-$200.

1172. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Philip V, 1737MF. KM-75.1; CT-1599. 3.28 grams. Very bold AU+ with deep, colorful toning (quite attractive), with NGC label #3014245-033 giving a grade of MS 61, Gilboy M-1-9 (C), Yonaka M1-37 (N). Pedigreed to the Potomac Collection of Mexican Pillars. Estimate: $125-$200.

1173. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Philip

V, 1738MF. KM-75.1; CT-1600. 3.33 grams. Choice AU+ with dark golden toning all over, Gilboy M-1-10 (C), Yonaka M1-38 (C). Pedigreed to the Potomac Collection of Mexican Pillars. Estimate: $125-$200.

1174. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Philip V, 1739MF, recut 39 in date, H/E in kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name, rare. KM-75.1; CT-1601. 3.25 grams. Bold XF+ with very

light toning around details, unlisted variety in Gilboy (otherwise Gilboy M-1-11), Yonaka M1-39a (R3). Pedigreed to the Potomac Collection of Mexican Pillars. Estimate: $100-$150.

1175. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Philip

V, 1740MF. KM-75.1; CT-1602. 3.35 grams. Choice Mint State, with deep rainbow hues over lustrous surfaces, Gilboy M-1-12 (C), Yonaka M1-40 (C). Pedigreed to the Potomac Collection of Mexican Pillars. Estimate: $125-$200.

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1176. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Philip V, 1745M, unbarred-H variety. KM-75.2; CT-1607. 3.30

grams. Bold and lightly gray-toned XF with trace of luster, light die-clash, the H in PHS with new crossbar that is too low, but crossbar missing entirely in H of HISP, and unlisted variety in Gilboy, Yonaka M1-45a (R2). Pedigreed to the Potomac Collection of Mexican Pillars. Estimate: $100-$150.

1177. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Philip V, 1745M. KM-75.2; CT-1607. 3.30 grams. Beautifully rainbow-

toned AU, the crossbars on Hâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s thin but properly placed, Gilboy M-1-17 (C), Yonaka M1-45 (C). Pedigreed to the Potomac Collection of Mexican Pillars. Estimate: $100-$150.

1178. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Philip V, 1746/5M, rare. KM-75.2; CT-unl. 3.26 grams. AXF with

light amber toning with blue highlights, light old scratch across shield and interesting flan scratches (under details) there as well, Gilboy M-1-18a (R3); Yonaka M1-46a (R). Pedigreed to the Potomac Collection of Mexican Pillars. Estimate: $125-$200.

1179. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Philip V, 1746M. KM-75.2; CT-1608. 3.37 grams. Choice AU with

lustrous fields (especially at date), light amber-and-blue toning, Gilboy M-1-18 (C), Yonaka M1-46 (N). Pedigreed to the Potomac Collection of Mexican Pillars. Estimate: $100-$150.

1180. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Philip V,

1747M, rare. KM-75.2; CT-1609. 3.37 grams. Bold AU- with light toning, minimal luster, rare posthumous issue, Gilboy M-1-19b (R2), Yonaka M1-47 (S). Pedigreed to the Potomac Collection of Mexican Pillars. Estimate: $125-$200.

1181. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Ferdi-

nand VI, 1748/7M. KM-76.1; CT-unl. 3.41 grams. AU with colorful toning at rims (which are bold), minimal luster, Gilboy M-1-21a (N), Yonaka M1-48a (N). Pedigreed to the Potomac Collection of Mexican Pillars and to the Ponterio auction of April 2008, with original lot-tag #261. Estimate: $100-$150.

1182. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Ferdinand VI, 1749M. KM-76.1; CT-574. 3.35 grams. Deeply

gray-toned AU, parts of rims crude (as made), formerly NGC #3014245-034 (AU 58), Gilboy M-1-22 (N), Yonaka M1-49 (C). Pedigreed to the Potomac Collection of Mexican Pillars. Estimate: $100-$150.

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1183. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Ferdinand VI, 1751M, unbarred-H variety. KM-76.1; CT-576. 3.35

grams. Lightly rainbow-toned AU with muted luster, Gilboy M-1-24a (S2), Yonaka M1-51b (N). Pedigreed to the Potomac Collection of Mexican Pillars. Estimate: $100-$150.

1184. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Ferdinand VI, 1752M. KM-76.1; CT-577. 3.33 grams. Mint State with

brightly lustrous fields, very lightly toned (one blue spot), Gilboy M-1-25 (C), Yonaka M1-52 (C). Pedigreed to the Potomac Collection of Mexican Pillars. Estimate: $125-$200.

1185. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Ferdinand VI, 1757M, dissimilar crowns, rare. KM-76.2; CT-584.

3.36 grams. Bold XF+ with nicely toned fields, Gilboy M-1-31 (R), Yonaka M1-57b (R). Pedigreed to the Potomac Collection of Mexican Pillars. Estimate: $125-$200.

1186. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Ferdinand VI, 1760M, rare. KM-76.2; CT-587. 3.37 grams. Bold XF+

with a few light marks, Gilboy M-1-35 (R2), Yonaka M1-60 (R3). Pedigreed to the Potomac Collection of Mexican Pillars. Estimate: $125-$200.

1187. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Charles

III, 1760M. KM-77; CT-1540. 3.27 grams. Lustrous AU with very light amber toning, small marks in fields, Gilboy M-1-36 (S), Yonaka M1-60a (N). Pedigreed to the Potomac Collection of Mexican Pillars. Estimate: $100-$150.

1188. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Charles III, 1761M, plain crosses above and below R and I, rare. KM-77; CT-1541. 3.34 grams. Lightly toned XF with

small old scrape above left pillar, this variety considered very rare in Gilboy but only scarce in Yonaka, Gilboy M-1-37b (R4), Yonaka M1-61b (S). Pedigreed to the Potomac Collection of Mexican Pillars. Estimate: $125-$200.

1189. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Charles III, 1762M, plain crosses above and below R and I.

KM-77; CT-1542. 3.39 grams. Mint

State with lovely rainbow toning over luster, very choice, Gilboy M-1-38 (N), Yonaka M1-62 (C). Pedigreed to the Potomac Collection of Mexican Pillars. Estimate: $125-$200.

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1190. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Charles III, 1762M, cinquefoils above and below R and I.

KM-77; CT-1542. 3.37 grams. Choice AU with vivid rainbow

toning, ranging from olive-gold to deep violet on pillars side and indigo to red on shield side, Gilboy M-1-38a (R), Yonaka M1-62b (C). Pedigreed to the Potomac Collection of Mexican Pillars. Estimate: $125-$200.

1191. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Charles III, 1763/2M, plain crosses above and below R and I, rare, ex-Huntington. KM-77; CT-unl. 3.41 grams. XF+

with dark toning everywhere but middle of pillars, slightly off-center strike, Gilboy M-1-39b (R3), Yonaka M1-63a (R2). Pedigreed to the Potomac Collection of Mexican Pillars, and to the A.M. Huntington collection, with original tag #810. Estimate: $125-$200.

1192. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Charles

III, 1765M. KM-77; CT-1545. 3.34 grams. AU with rainbow toning, muted luster, Gilboy M-1-41 (S2), Yonaka M1-65 (C). Pedigreed to the Potomac Collection of Mexican Pillars. Estimate: $100-$150.

1193. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Charles III, 1767M. KM-77; CT-1547. 3.36 grams. Crisply detailed

AU+ with minimal toning and luster, Gilboy M-1-43 (S), Yonaka M1-67 (S). Pedigreed to the Potomac Collection of Mexican Pillars. Estimate: $125-$200.

1194. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Charles

III, 1769/70M [sic], very rare.

KM-77; CT-unl. 3.33 grams. Nice XF with light toning (blue to red), clear and

interesting “back to the future” overdate, Gilboy M-1-45d (R4), Yonaka M1-69d (R3). Pedigreed to the Potomac Collection of Mexican Pillars. Estimate: $150-$225.

1195. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Charles III, 1769M, broken o in mintmark. KM-77; CT-1549.

3.33 grams. Mint State with muted luster and vibrant, colorful toning, Gilboy M-1-45b (S2), Yonaka M1-69b (N). Pedigreed to the Potomac Collection of Mexican Pillars. Estimate: $125-$200.

1196. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Charles III, 1771F, rare. KM-77; CT-1552. 3.32 grams. Broad-flan VF with low-contrast toning, Gilboy M-1-48 (R3), Yonaka M1-71 (R, “rarest date of the series”). Pedigreed to the Potomac Collection of Mexican Pillars. Estimate: $100-$150.

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Busts

1197. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles III,

1785FM, NGC AU 55. KM-106.2a; CT-937. Beautiful rainbow toning with underlying luster in legends, no problems, closer to Mint State in our opinion. NGC #4274520-005. Estimate: $500-$750.

1200. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII transitional (â&#x20AC;&#x153;armoredâ&#x20AC;? bust), 1809TH. KM-110; CT-539. 27.01 grams. Brightly lustrous AU+, slightly weak below date, starting to tone at rims. Estimate: $125-$200.

1201. Atotonilco, Guadalajara, Mexico, copper uniface

hacienda token, 1808, very scarce. 7.28 grams. Design of L.S.. / JU SU- / ESES inside ornate ring within legend ATOTONILCO ANO 1808, off-center VF with dark encrustation in part of legend. Estimate: $125-$200.

1198. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1806TH, NGC MS 62. KM-109; CT-705. Bold strike, very light toning around details, muted luster, light adjustment marks on crown. NGC #4465607-007. Estimate: $200-$300.

Mexico (War of Independence)

1202. Sombrerete de Vargas, Mexico, 8 reales, 1812, PCGS

1807TH. KM-109; CT-707. 26.93 grams. Lustrous AU+ with light surface hairlines, light old X-scratch on shield, starting to tone. Estimate: $200-$300.

F12. CT-652; KM-177. Bold full crown and shield, full VARGAS and weak but certain date on other side, otherwise flat as typically unevenly struck, the edge particularly crude with one spot of heavy filing for weight adjustment, all somewhat deeply toned, a scarce and popular royalist issue. PCGS #35815107. Estimate: $400-$600.

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1203. Sombrerete de Vargas, Mexico, 8 reales, date not visible (1811-12). CT-652; KM-177. 30.22 grams. Broad, full flan with

bold full shield and nearly full legend on that side, full VARGAS and crowned-pillars ornaments on other side (date too weak to see), toned Fine with typically crude rims. Estimate: $200-$300.

1206. Mexico City, Mexico, cap-and-rays 1/2 real, 1859FH,

NGC MS 66. KM-370.9. Brightly lustrous and bold, no marks or wear at all, tied with one other for finest known in NGC census. NGC #4494527-005. Estimate: $300-$450.

Mexico (Empire / Iturbide)

1204. Mexico City, Mexico, 8 reales, 1822JM, Iturbide. KM-

AXF with slightly weak centers, traces of luster and toning in legends. Estimate: $250-$375.

304. 26.92 grams.

1207. Mexico City, Mexico, proof copper pattern 10 pesos

Mexico (Republic)

(gold), 1869C, NGC PF 63+ BN, finest and only known example in NGC census, very rare. KM-Pn118. With rainbow

toning over choice luster, this is more properly considered a specimen, as the details are sharp, the fields show strong die-polish and the rims are raised, devoid of marks or wear in any case and with very nice eye appeal. NGC #4660486-002. Estimate: $2,500-up.

Any questions? Please email us at office@sedwickcoins.com or call (407) 975-3325 1205. Durango, Mexico, cap-and-rays 8 reales, 1855CP, die style of 1850-55, NGC AU 55, Resplandores Plate Coin (stated on label). DP-Do35; KM-377.4. Deeply blue-toned with minor central weakness and a few tiny marks, â&#x20AC;&#x153;very scarceâ&#x20AC;? in DP, desirable pedigree. Plate Coin on page 127 of Resplandores (1997), by Dunigan and Parker. NGC #4486476-001. Estimate: $400-$600.

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1208. Mexico City, Mexico, proof copper pattern 50 centa-

1209. Mexico City, Mexico, proof copper pattern 25 centa-

rainbow toning and dramatic spots of remaining original color, minimal marks but no wear, with raised rims more akin to a specimen strike than a proof. NGC #4660486-003. Estimate: $2,500-up.

luster with brassy base color, no marks except on the raised outer rims (actually more like a specimen strike than a proof ), tiny bit of high-point flattening but no outright wear. NGC #4660486-001. Estimate: $5,000-up.

vos, 1869C, NGC PF 64 BN, finest and only known example in NGC census, very rare. KM-Pn117. Muted luster splashed with

vos, 1869C, NGC PF 64 BN, finest and only known example in NGC census, very rare. KM-Pn116. Light rainbow toning over

1210. Mexico City, Mexico, 10 centavos, 1885M, PCGS MS66, finest and only example in

PCGS census. KM-403.7. Choice strike and luster with the beginnings of some colorful toning here and there, quite lovely, tops at PCGS and numerically tied with two other MS 66â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s at NGC. PCGS #35533795. Estimate: $150-$225.

1211. Mexico City, Mexico, bronze 1 centavo, 1896, NGC MS 65 BN. KM-391.6. Gorgeous green and magenta toning over lustrous surfaces, well-struck details and smooth fields, probably struck with fresh dies, tied with five others for second finest in NGC census behind a single MS 66. Pedigreed to our Auction #20 with original lot tag #2249. NGC #3735746-009. Estimate: $125-$200.

Mexico (revolutionary) 1212. Guerrero (Campo Morado), Mexico, silver-and-gold 2 pesos, 1915-CoMo, NGC MS 62. KM-660. Broad flan, nice lustrous surfaces (no toning), full but typically crude details (doubled) with central die-clashing, tied with two others for second finest in NGC census behind a single MS 63. NGC #4494784-014. Estimate: $200-$300.

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1213. Guerrero (Campo Morado), Mexico, silver-and-gold 2 pesos, 1915-CM, NGC AU 50. KM-662. Smaller-flan type with design of pre-revolution national coinage (“cap-and-rays”), weak centers and eagle’s wing but clean fields to justify grade, lightly toned all over. NGC #3067978-017. Estimate: $125-$200.

Mexico (United States of Mexico)

1214. Mexico City, Mexico, proof 1 onza, 1983, NGC PF 68 Ultra

Cameo. KM-494.1. At the high end for this beautiful bullion issue (tops at NGC

being PF 69), with super-frosty details and mirror fields. NGC #4700592-011. Estimate: $500-$750.

Netherlands (Spanish)

1215. Brabant, Spanish Netherlands, 48 patards, “Golden Fleece” countermark (1666-72) on a Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1658E. Host:

S-P37a; CT-446; KM-21. 27.16 grams. Nearly full XF countermark to left of full cross

on VF host, with bold king’s ordinal IIII, full pillars, three dates, very lightly toned. Pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of September 2005 (lot #1175) and to our Auction #3 (lot #579). Estimate: $300-$450.

1216. Brabant, Spanish Netherlands, 48 patards, “Golden Fleece” countermark (1666-72) on a Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1664E. Host: S-P37a; CT-453; KM-21. 26.83 grams. Choice full XF countermark in middle of bottom half of full cross on AVF host with light yellow toning all over, full second date 1664 in legend, three mintmarks and assayers, minor doubling on cross side. Estimate: $300-$450.

Netherlands (United)

1217. Holland, United Netherlands, “lion” daalder, 1589, NGC XF 45. Light golden toning on lustrous fields (AU in our opinion), with much more central detail than usual, full legends with edge-split, a choice example to be sure. NGC #2773146-004. Estimate: $125-$200.

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Nicaragua (provisional “imitation cobs”) 1218. Leon, Nicaragua, provisional “imitation cob” 1 real, 1823-(PMPY), two-

digit date, pine tree style, very rare, NGC MS 61, ex-Richard Stuart (stated on label). KM-8.1 (under Honduras). 2.91 grams. Very bold full pillars and cross, two dates, contrasting toning, somewhat crude edge (as made), second finest in NGC census behind an MS 62. Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart collection. NGC #4494791-002. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

1219. Leon, Nicaragua, liberty cap countermark (1824-5)

on a Tegucigalpa, Honduras, provisional “imitation cob” 2 reales 1824-PMPY with backwards lions, very rare, NGC VF 25, c/s VF standard, ex-Richard Stuart (stated on label). KM-

Nearly full countermark with dark toning in crevices (bold contrast) on cross side, broad-flan host with good full cross and pillars, light brassy toning, two full dates. Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart collection. NGC #4660732-013. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

unl. 5.48 grams.

1220. Leon, Nicaragua, liberty cap countermark (1824-5) on a Te-

gucigalpa, Honduras, provisional “imitation cob” 1 real 1824-PMPY with backwards lions, very rare, NGC XF 45, c/s XF standard, exRichard Stuart (stated on label). KM-unl. 3.14 grams. Full countermark (low contrast) on cross side, the host with semi-lustrous surfaces and golden toning, full pillars and cross, two dates. Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart collection. NGC #4660732-012. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

1221. Leon, Nicaragua, liberty cap countermark (1824-5) on a Tegucigalpa, Honduras, provisional “imitation cob” 1 real 1824Y with backwards lions, NGC VF 30, c/s VF standard, ex-Richard Stuart (stated on label). KM-unl. 2.43 grams. Choice full countermark on cross side,

the host deeply toned, with full but off-center cross and pillars, two dates and Y’s, the design without any P’s or M like on the rest of the “PMPY” series to which this belongs. Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart collection. NGC #4660732011. Estimate: $400-$600.

Palau

1222. Palau (struck by Coin Invest Trust), $5, 2017, 3-D pirate skull with bandanna, antique finish, PCGS MS69 / First Day of Issue. More a work of

art than a coin, struck in the shape of a 3-D pirate skull on one side (with antique finish for even more depth of design), with the seal of Palau, denomination, year and fineness on the other side. With original metal box and certificate. PCGS #35419837. Estimate: $125-$200.

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Panama

1223. Panama (struck in Philadelphia), 20

balboas, 1976, Simón Bolívar, NGC PF 69 Ultra Cameo, tied with one other for finest known in NGC census. KM-31. Bullion issue struck by the Franklin Mint in 92.5%-fine silver (129.59 grams), this 1976 issue notable for having mostly been melted, all surfaces flawless. NGC #4422861-001 (oversized slab, 6-1/2” x 4-3/4”). Estimate: $200-$300.

Paraguay

1224. Paraguay (struck at the Birmingham mint, England), copper 1/12 real, 1845, PCGS AU50. KM-1.1. Bold strike with minimal wear but no luster, medium brown color with dark toning around details. PCGS #82117700. Estimate: $125-$200.

1225. Paraguay, 1 real, wavy 1/4 cut (War of the Triple Alliance, 1865-70) of a Potosí, Bolivia, 4 soles, with countermark “CO” within tooth-edged box. Pratt-MC2 for cut, MR9 for c/m. 2.98 grams. Choice specimen with bold XF countermark (nearly full) on

VF host, nicely toned, with the wavy-cut edges still sharp, a rare issue believed to be made by the Compañía Oriental of Paraguay during the war against the Triple Alliance of Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

1226. Paraguay, 1 real, irregular 1/4 cut (War of the Triple Alliance, 1865-70) of a Potosí, Bolivia, 4 soles, with countermark “1” in rounded hexagonal field of horizontal lines.

Pratt-MR2. 3.10 grams. VF countermark (nearly full, and with contrast-

1227. Asuncion, Paraguay, bronze 4 centésimos, 1870-SAEZ, NGC VF details / damaged.

KM-4.3. Typically very crude strike from the Asuncion mint with faint SAEZ to right of date, the stated damage more like a combination of crudeness and typical circulation marks and dings, somewhat brassy color with some toning in crevices. NGC #4488044-002. Estimate: $400-$600.

1228. Asuncion, Paraguay, bronze 4 centésimos, 1870. KM-

4.2. 20.02 grams. Choice XF+ with greenish toning, choice for Asuncion

issue as with only slight crudeness (die-rust and rim-flaws). Estimate: $250-$375.

ing toning in the lines) on a VG host, slightly crude edge. Estimate: $400-$600.

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Peru (colonial) Pillars

1229. Lima, Peru, pillar 8 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1753J.

AU- with choice toning around details, nice rims, a few minor marks but quite lovely overall. Pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of April 2007, with original lot-tag #2456. Estimate: $500-$750. KM-55.1; CT-307. 26.93 grams.

1230. Lima, Peru, pillar 8 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1754JD,

NGC XF 45. KM-55.1; CT-310. Toned all over (low contrast) with AU details but lots of tiny marks in fields (net-graded), traces of luster. NGC #4825028-015. Estimate: $200-$300.

1232. Lima, Peru, pillar 8 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1760JM, dots over both mintmarks, NGC AU 50. KM-55.1; CT-unl. Scarce final date of Ferdinand VI coinage, with deep but low-contrast toning over muted luster. NGC #4825029-002. Estimate: $400-$600.

1233. Lima, Peru, pillar 8 reales, Charles III, 1761JM, dot over left mintmark only, NGC VF details / chopmarked. KM-

A64.2; CT-836. Deeply

toned (darker around details), the light wear on high points rather inoffensive (could pass for XF), with just two or three tiny chops on shield side. NGC #4825029-004. Estimate: $250-$375.

1231. Lima, Peru, pillar 8 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1758JM, 1234. Lima, Peru, pillar 8 reales, Charles III, 1761JM, dots dots over both mintmarks, NGC AU details / cleaned.

KM-

Bold strike but with parts of rims weak and with some peripheral stress-cracks, no toning but could pass for an MS 61 on a better day. NGC #4460456-133. Estimate: $400-$600. 55.1; CT-unl.

over both mintmarks, NGC XF 40. KM-A64.1; CT-836. Deeply toned all over, nice for the grade. NGC #4825029-003. Estimate: $250-$375.

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1235. Lima, Peru, pillar 8 reales, Charles III, 1764JM, dots

over both mintmarks, NGC AU 50. KM-A64.1; CT-840. Bold strike with lustrous fields, attractive toning, minimal high-point wear. NGC #4274534-001. Estimate: $600-$900.

1238. Lima, Peru, pillar 8 reales, Charles III, 1771JM, dot over left mintmark only. KM-64.2; CT-848. 26.87 grams. Bold AU- with surface hairlines from cleaning, no toning. Pedigreed to the Cayรณn auction of February 2012, with original lot-card and tag #766. Estimate: $250-$375.

1239. Lima, Peru, pillar 8 reales, Charles III, 1772JM, dot 1236. Lima, Peru, pillar 8 reales, Charles III, 1767JM, dot above left mintmark only, NGC AU 58. KM-64.2; CT-850. Choice over left mintmark only, NGC XF 40. KM-A64.2; CT-843. Very light toning over muted luster, partially weak rims. NGC #4825029-005. Estimate: $200-$300.

luster and frosty details (almost prooflike), with very light golden toning throughout, scattered minor bagmarks (probably keeping this from MS at NGC), impressive for the grade, popular final date of pillar dollars, tied with three others for second finest in NGC census behind a single MS 62. NGC #4825029-007. Estimate: $500-$750.

1240. Lima, Peru, pillar 1 real, Ferdinand VI, 1755JM, NGC

1237. Lima, Peru, pillar 8 reales, Charles III, 1769JM, dot MS 61, finest known in NGC census. KM-52; CT-550. Exceptional

over left mintmark only. KM-A64.2; CT-845. 26.92 grams. Problem-free AU with muted luster, toning in legends. Pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of April 2007, with original lot-tag #2488. Estimate: $400-$600.

grade, in fact the only MS at NGC, a bit low in contrast (lightly toned) but boldly struck and with satin-smooth fields exhibiting muted luster. NGC #3641378-006. Estimate: $600-$900.

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Busts

1241. Lima, Peru, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1772JM, NGC 1244. Lima, Peru, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1793IJ, NGC AU

AU 55. KM-78; CT-851. Slight central weakness, muted luster, starting to tone. NGC #4274520-001. Estimate: $350-$500.

58. KM-97; CT-647. Broad flan with well-detailed bust but high points on

pillars side a bit soft, muted luster (no toning), still a relatively scarce grade (with no notable jump in MS population until 1798 at NGC). NGC #3641374-015. Estimate: $300-$450.

1242. Lima, Peru, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1777MJ, NGC

AU 58. KM-78; CT-858. Nice strike and decent luster, starting to tone

at rims, second finest in NGC census behind a single MS 61. NGC #3641335-007. Estimate: $400-$600.

1245. Lima, Peru, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1798IJ, NGC MS 62. KM-97; CT-653. Cartwheel luster with traces of incipient ton-

ing, slightly grainy texture on obverse, tied with four others for second finest in NGC census behind a single MS 63. NGC #4274528-004. Estimate: $600-$900.

1243. Lima, Peru, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1789IJ, NGC

AU 58. KM-78a; CT-874. Bold strike with choice luster but faint surface hairlines and parts of rims crude and weak, tied with three others for second finest in NGC census behind a single MS 61. NGC #4274525006. Estimate: $400-$600.

1246. Lima, Peru, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1806JP, NGC

AU 58. KM-97; CT-663. Deeply blue-toned, with weak centers but no noticeable wear. NGC #4825018-004. Estimate: $200-$300.

1247. Lima, Peru, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1808JP. KM-97;

CT-665. 27.18 grams. Flashy BU with light surface hairlines, slightly off-center strike, the reverse especially lustrous. Estimate: $350-$500.

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1248. Lima, Peru, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII (small â&#x20AC;&#x153;imagi- 1251. Cuzco, Peru, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1824/3T,

naryâ&#x20AC;? bust), 1811JP, short ribbons, NGC VF 30. KM-106.2; CT476. Attractively toned with good contrast (darker around the details), parts of rims a bit crude. Estimate: $150-$225.

1249. Lima, Peru, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1815JP, NGC MS 61. KM-117.1; CT-483. Good strike but most of rims missing (as

made), odd extra metal on ribbon to right of left pillar, lustrous and starting to tone. NGC #3641335-013. Estimate: $400-$600.

rare. KM-117.2; CT-unl (88 for Type). 26.84 grams. Attractively toned VF with scattered old marks on reverse, slightly crude rims, clear overdate, which is rare and interesting considering there is no 1823 for this mint, as this is a one-year type and popular as the final colonial issue in Peru. Estimate: $350-$500.

1252. Cuzco, Peru, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1824T.

KM-117.2; CT-385. 26.80 grams. AXF with slightly grainy surfaces (toned

around details), mostly non-existent rims (as made), popular final date of colonial issue in Peru. Pedigreed to our Auction #3 (lot #892) and to the Ponterio auction of April 1999 (lot #2789). Estimate: $200-$300.

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wide date, NGC MS 61. KM-117.1; CT-485. Lustrous and starting to tone, centers weak, slightly off-center obverse. NGC #4092364-016. Estimate: $200-$300.

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Peru (Republic of South Peru)

1253. Cuzco, Peru, 8 reales, 1837BA, raised edge-lettering, NGC MS 63, ex-Millennia (stated on label). KM-170.1. Frosty and prooflike, with matte details against lustrous fields, the attractive and highly artistic design totally devoid of wear and with no more than a few scattered bagmarks, even the raised lettering on the edge pristine. This South Peru design with sunface on obverse and Incan Temple of the Sun (among other symbols) on reverse is considered one of the most beautiful of all the coinage of the Americas, and it is unique to this area (mints of Cuzco and Arequipa) and to this brief period (1837-9). KM states that only five specimens are known of this one-year issue with FEDERACION and raised edge-lettering—the rarest of the series—but no less than thirteen entries appear in the NGC census, only four of which are Mint State and only one of which (the Lissner example at MS 65) grades higher than ours. Pedigreed to the Millennia collection (Goldberg auction of May 2008, lot #1189). NGC #1950245-006. Estimate: $6,000-$9,000.

Peru (Republic)

1254. Lima, Peru, 8 reales, 1828JM, large Liberty figure, NGC

MS 61. KM-142.3. Broad flan with exceptional rims, choice luster (starting to tone), fully detailed Liberty (scarce thus), just some faint hairlines in field to keep it from a higher grade. NGC #4231661-013. Estimate: $300-$450.

1255. Lima, Peru, 50 centimos, 1858MB, NGC MS 63. KM-178. Choice rainbow toning in random directions, muted luster. Confusingly, during a transition from the old Spanish “reales” system to a new decimal system, the date 1858 was made in both 50 centimos (as here, with standing Liberty) and 50 centavos (with seated Liberty), in the same size and fineness, but the grading services abbreviate both as “50C”. Pedigreed to our Auction #21, with original lot-tag #1704. NGC #2713826-004. Estimate: $350-$500.

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1256. Lot of fifteen Lima, Peru, copper-nickel 10 soles, 1969, strike-pressure progression set. KM-253. Interesting collection of numbered progression strikes showing the effects of different striking pressures. The coin labelled “1” exhibits almost no design elements; subsequent strikes show more detail with less weak areas until fully struck up by coin “15.” All coins brilliant UNC, some with light toning. Possibly unique (the only such group we are aware of ) with no evidence of any strike-progression sets appearing on the market recently, from Peru or otherwise. Worthy of studying and possibly encapsulation as the different numbered strikes. Estimate: $5,000-up.

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Philippines (under Spain) 1260. Philippines (under Spain), 20 centimos, Alfonso XII, 1883, NGC MS 62. KM-149. Exceptional quality with prooflike ob-

verse fields and semi-prooflike reverse, probably conservatively graded as well with minimal bagmarks, mostly untoned with hint of gold color around rims. NGC #3834232-009. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

Puerto Rico (under Spain) 1257. Philippines (under Spain), 8 reales, Ferdinand VII,

crowned “F.7.o” countermark (1832-4) on a Lima, Peru, 8 reales, 1833MM. CT-536; KM-83. 27.40 grams. XF countermark on

VF host, spotty dark toning. Estimate: $200-$300.

1261. Puerto Rico (under Spain), 1 peso, Alfonso XIII, 1895PG-V. KM-24. 24.82 grams. Lightly cleaned AU, small rim nick at 8 o’clock on reverse, light rainbow toning with some streaking across lustrous surfaces. Estimate: $500-$750.

1258. Philippines (under Spain), 8 reales, Isabel II, crowned “Y.II.” countermark (1837) countermark on a Santiago, Chile, “volcano” peso, 1834IJ, NGC VF 30. KM-108; CT-451.

Popular type-coin. Better assayer for the date, partially weak XF countermark on VF host with minimal countermarking distortion leaving volcano fully intact, some surface hairlines in fields (typical), dark toning over some original luster. NGC #4350169-004. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

1262. Puerto Rico (under Spain), 1 peso, Alfonso XIII,

1895PG-V, ex-EMO Collection. KM-24. 24.88 grams. AU+ with heavy surface hairlines, lustrous and untoned. Pedigreed to the EMO Numismatic Cabinet. Estimate: $300-$450.

1259. Philippines (under Spain), 50 centimos, Alfonso XII,

1882, NGC AU 50. KM-150. Dark gray / tan toning over subdued luster. NGC #3834232-015. Estimate: $350-$500.

1263. Puerto Rico (under Spain), 5 centavos, 1896-PGV. Bright AU+ with only light wispy hairlines to note, wholly untoned. Estimate: $125-$200.

CT-86; KM-20. 1.22 grams.

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Réunion

Saint Lucia

1266. Saint Lucia (French or British), 6 livres 15 sous, “S.Lucie” incuse countermark (1813) on obverse of parallelcut Spanish colonial bust 8 reales dated 1799, NGC VF details / scratches (tag only). KM-10.2; Pridmore-9. 15.34 grams. Beginning on 1264. Lot of three Reunion hexagonal aluminum bank

tokens, 1920, in NGC slabs, all ex-Pridmore (stated on labels): 25 centimes, MS 62; 10 centimes, MS 63; 5 centimes, MS 62. KM-Tn3, Tn2, Tn1. Rare and well-matched set (with desirable pedigree), all brightly lustrous and well struck, comprising the entire series of necessity pieces (demonetized in 1941) made by the Chamber of Commerce in in Saint-Denis, the capital city of Réunion (a French island colony in the Indian Ocean). While the 25c was struck in the smallest quantity (120,000, the 10c being 250,000 and the 5c being 500,000), the 10 centimes is actually the rarest of the three in high grade, and this example is the finest known in the NGC census. Pedigreed to the Pridmore collection. NGC #2713777-015, -016, -017. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

Jan. 20, 1813, cut 8 reales were authorized for circulation as money on the island. The act specified that the cut pieces must be cut vertically along the pillars, leaving the shield in center intact. Such cut coinage circulated until Aug. 1, 1851, when the majority of issued pieces was redeemed. Countermark is a deeply impressed XF with host coin VF, edge bump at lower right, some old scratches on reverse now toned over. NGC #2801284-007 (tag only). Estimate: $700-$1,000.

Spain

Castile and León

Russia

1267. Spain (Castile and Le������������������������������� ó������������������������������ n), 1 real, Henry IV («the Impotent»), Burgos mint (B in legend below cross), 1454-1474.

Cay-1600. 3.36 grams. Broad-flan XF with full details (Gothic lettering),

1265. Moscow (Red Mint), Russia, novodel 1 rouble, 1723-

deep gray toning, slightly off-center obverse, better than most seen. Henry (Enrique) IV received the dubious nickname “the Impotent” due to his inability to produce a male heir. Estimate: $250-$375.

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OK, Peter I, PCGS XF40. KM-162.3. Lightly toned over muted luster (some dark spots), weak centers. PCGS #3626108. Estimate: $400-$600.

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Philip IV

1271. Segovia, Spain, milled 8 reales, Philip IV, 1660BR, 1268. Segovia, Spain, milled 8 reales, Philip IV, 1630P. CT-563; early aqueduct mintmark. KM-76; CT-591. 26.39 grams. VF with a AU with red / orange toning over luster around details, slightly off-center strike, mild surface encrustation. Pedigreed to the Ibercoin auction of November 2010, with original lot-tag #388. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

KM-76a. 27.16 grams.

few small rim bumps, struck ~10% off-center on slightly rippled flan (from roller die striking), heavy die polish lines retaining some original luster with gold toning. With ANAAB photo-certificate #AB3994. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

Philip V

1269. Segovia, Spain, milled 8 reales, Philip IV, 1633R. CT- 1272. Madrid, Spain, bust 8 reales, Philip V, 1709J, medal

573; KM-111. 26.70 grams. XF, dark patina with vibrant rainbow toning in fields around design, a few small edge bumps to note. Pedigreed to the Ibercoin auction of November 2010, with original lot-tag #389. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

alignment. CT-677; KM-281. 26.38 grams. AVF with weak centers and portion of rim but legends still bold, a few minor surface marks, scarce one-year issue. With ANAAB photo-certificate #AB4970. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

1270. Segovia, Spain, milled 8 reales, Philip IV, 1651/31I.

CT-582; KM-133; Cayรณn-6430. 27.63 grams. XF with clear overdate details, slightly crude strike with rusty reverse die, dark gray toning with hints of rainbow color, a few small nicks along rims. Pedigreed to the Ibercoin auction of November 2010, with original lot-tag #390. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

1273. Seville, Spain, milled 8 reales, Philip V, 1728P. CT-938; KM-336.3. 26.89 grams. XF, nice details all around, dark gray patina with

some gold toning areas, minor encrustation around recessed areas. Pedigreed to the Ibercoin auction of November 2010, with original lot-tag #446. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

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1274. Seville, Spain, milled 8 reales, Philip V, 1734PA, NGC

AU 55, finest and only known example in NGC census. CT-946;

KM-358. Lustrous with gold toning on fields, light surface hairlines, tied with one other at PCGS for finest known between the two services, yet possessing better-defined details than that example. NGC #2823786001. Estimate: $600-$900.

1277. Seville, Spain, milled 4 reales “double pistareen,” Charles III, 1761JV. CT-1218; KM-396.2. 13.21 grams. Choice XF with beautiful, vibrant rainbow toning in fields contrasting with lighter raised areas. Estimate: $350-$500.

Charles IV

1275. Seville, Spain, milled 2 reales “pistareen,” Philip V,

1736PA, PCGS MS64, finest known in NGC and PCGS censuses. CT-1437; KM-355. Original and mark-free surfaces, gray

patina over subdued luster all over with some red toning at 6 o’clock on obverse. PCGS #35694698. Estimate: $400-$600.

Charles III

1278. Madrid, Spain, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1805M, NGC

AU 58. CT-675; KM-432.1. Light wear across bust and shield, weakly struck centers plus horizontal adjustment marks across bust, plenty of luster in fields with some rainbow toning around date and letters. NGC #3834230-001. Estimate: $500-$750.

1279. Madrid, Spain, bust 4 reales, Charles IV, 1793MF.

Choice AU, somewhat lustrous with dark rainbow toning, minor surface pitting at top of bust. Estimate: $125-$200.

CT-826; KM-431.1. 13.25 grams.

1276. Madrid, Spain, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1773PJ. CT-

877; KM-414.1. 26.82 grams. VF/XF with muted luster but some surface hairlines, rims a bit weak, gray toning all over with lighter gold shades at high points. With ANAAB (photo-certificate) #AB4505. Estimate: $350-$500.

Ferdinand VII 1280. Seville, Spain, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1809CN.

CT-635; KM-451. 27.12 grams. AU with luster, incipient toning, light surface hairlines on obverse. Estimate: $200-$300.

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Joseph Napoleon

Isabel II

1284. Spain, silver 4 pesetas (fantasy issue), Isabel II, dated

1281. Madrid, Spain, 20 reales de vellon, Joseph Napoleon,

1810AI. CT-25; KM-551.2. 27.23 grams. Solid VF with colorful toning

in legends. Estimate: $200-$300.

1894, rare, Huth issue, NGC PF 62 Cameo. KM-X7. Quite brilliant but fraught with bagmarks and light hairlines, low mintage of just 100 pieces, struck by John Pinches for Reginald Huth. NGC #4659070-003. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

Alfonso XIII

Provisional Government

1285. Madrid, Spain, 1 peseta, Alfonso XIII, 1893PGL with 18-93 inside six-point stars, NGC AU 55. CT-39; KM-702. Muted luster with very light toning, minimal marks and high-point wear. NGC #4702956-011. Estimate: $125-$200.

1282. Madrid, Spain (provisional government), bronze pat-

tern 5 pesetas, 1868, rare, NGC MS 64 BN. CT-p. 806. Cherry-red surfaces with underlying luster, no marks, sharper details and taller rims than normal so more like a specimen strike (at the very least, specially handled), tied with one other for finest known in NGC census. NGC #4659068-005. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

Charles VII Pretender

1286. Madrid, Spain, 1 peseta, Alfonso XIII, 1905SMV with

19-05 inside stars, rare, NGC MS 63.

CT-51; KM-721. Obverse lustrous with partial golden toning, reverse with slightly duller luster and splashes of blue and pink toning. NGC #4702956-012. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

Sweden

1283. OĂąate, Spain, bronze pattern 5 pesetas, Charles VII Pretender, 1875, rare, NGC MS 63 BN, finest known in NGC census. CT-p. 816; KM-PT9.1A. Original color and luster

around letters, trivial bagmarks but no wear. NGC #4659070-005. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

1287. Stockholm, Sweden, 1 riksdaler, Christina, 1646, NGC

VF 35. Dav-4525; KM-187. 28.54 grams Choice for the grade with rich toning and good contrast. NGC #4704138-003. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

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Uruguay

1291. Uruguay (struck at the Paris mint), 1 peso, 1877-A, NGC MS 62. KM-17. Bold rainbow toning over muted luster, one-

1288. Uruguay, copper 40 centésimos, male sunface, 1844. year type. NGC #3897173-008. Estimate: $350-$500.

KM-3. 33.35 grams. Typical crude type yet AXF for grade, chocolate brown toning with some original red color in areas. Estimate: $300$450.

1292. Uruguay (struck at the Paris mint), 20 centésimos,

1877-A, NGC MS 63. KM-15. First year of issue. Vibrant rainbow

toning all over with original luster peeking through in areas. NGC #4702956-013. Estimate: $125-$200.

1289. Uruguay, copper 20 centésimos, 1843/40. KM-2.2. 19.43 grams. First year for type. Crude type yet XF for grade with defined

sunface, some pockmarks and old scratches, minor green encrustation, clear overdate details with huge 0 encompassing the 3, even reddishbrown color. Estimate: $200-$300.

1293. Uruguay, 50 centésimos, 1894, NGC MS 61. KM-16. Faint gold toning over muted surfaces, final year for the type. NGC #4702956-015. Estimate: $125-$200.

Venezuela (Barinas “imitation cobs”) 1290. Uruguay, copper 20 centésimos, 1844. KM-2.2. 19.57 grams. Lightly cleaned VF+ of crude manufacture, strong die-clash

with horizontal lines showing around and through sunface, mostly red-brown toning with some blue hues around raised elements. Estimate: $200-$300.

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1294. Barinas (Caujaral), Venezuela, “imitation cob” 1 real (“chipi-chipi”), “154” date (ca. 1807), NGC Fine details / tooled, ex-Rosenman (stated on label). KM-unl (C2 for type). 1.86

grams Bold full pillars and cross on typically undersized flan, slightly uneven strike, the stated tooling being some inexplicable gouges on both sides, the “date” unlisted in KM. Pedigreed to the Rosenman collection. NGC #4485897-011. Estimate: $300-$450.

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1295. Barinas (Caujaral), Venezuela, “imitation cob” 1 real (“chipi-chipi”), “176” date (ca. 1807), NGC F 12, finest known in NGC census, ex-Rosenman (stated on label). KMunl (C2 for type). 1.72 grams Perfectly octagonal flan with choice pillars, weaker cross, deeply toned all over, somewhat uneven strike, the “date” unlisted in KM. Pedigreed to the Rosenman collection. NGC #4485897010. Estimate: $600-$900.

1298. Barinas (Caujaral), Venezuela, “imitation cob” 1 real (“chipi-chipi”), “571” date (ca. 1807), NGC VF 30, finest known in NGC census, ex-Rosenman (stated on label). KM-unl (C2 for type). 1.76 grams Crude and uneven strike but still with discernible date, no toning. Pedigreed to the Rosenman collection. NGC #4485897012. Estimate: $350-$500.

1299. Barinas (Caujaral), Venezuela, “imitation cob” 1 real 1296. Barinas (Caujaral), Venezuela, “imitation cob” 1 real (“chipi-chipi”), “810” date (ca. 1807), NGC AU 58, finest

(“chipi-chipi”), “185” date (ca. 1807), NGC VF 25, finest known in NGC census, ex-Rosenman (stated on label), Rosenman Plate Coin. KM-unl (C2 for type). 1.37 grams Well-centered

and somewhat soft but even strike with faint luster on light yellow fields, choice grade, great pedigree, the “date” unlisted in KM. Pedigreed to the Rosenman collection and plated in his book Imitation Cobs of Venezuela and Colombia, page 27, Figure 10, and page 28 (photo). NGC #4485897-010. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

known in NGC census, ex-Rosenman (stated on label). KM-

unl (C2 for type). 2.19 grams Lustrous and bold, very choice for the type (quite rare thus) but with slightly crude lions and castles, the “date” unlisted in KM. Pedigreed to the Rosenman collection. NGC #4485897013. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

Venezuela (Caracas “imitation cobs”)

1300. Caracas, Venezuela, “imitation cob” 2 reales, date “182” (early 1800s), NGC VF 20, ex-Rosenman (stated on label). KM-C13.1. 4.65 grams Full details but softly struck, no ton-

1297. Barinas (Caujaral), Venezuela, “imitation cob” 1 real

ing, light old scratches. Pedigreed to the Rosenman collection. NGC #4485897-016. Estimate: $350-$500.

(“chipi-chipi”), “188” date (ca. 1807), NGC MS 61, finest known in NGC census, ex-Rosenman (stated on label), Rosenman Plate Coin. KM-unl (C2 for type). 1.72 grams Lustrous and

non-toned, with choice full cross and clear “date” (unlisted in KM), very rare grade for this type. Pedigreed to the Rosenman collection and plated in his book Imitation Cobs of Venezuela and Colombia, page 27, Figure 10, and page 28 (photo). NGC #4485897-015. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

1301. Caracas, Venezuela, “imitation cob” 2 reales, date “781” (early 1800s), PCGS VF 20. KM-C13.1. Well-centered pillars, slightly off-center cross, soft strike with light gray toning. PCGS #83056403. Estimate: $400-$600.

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1302. Caracas, Venezuela, “imitation cob” 2 reales, 1817, lions and castles transposed. KM-C13.2. 4.52 grams.

$600-$900.

Choice XF with muted luster and colorful toning, rare grade. Estimate:

Venezuela (under Gran Colombia)

1303. Caracas, Venezuela, 1/4 real, 1829, variety with cornucopia above

8, 16 pairs of leaves, no dot after S. KM-34; Stohr-14. 0.46 grams. VF with full inner details enhanced by dark sediment against dark olive surfaces, slightly crude around edge. Estimate: $125-$200.

Venezuela (United States of Venezuela)

1307. Venezuela, 1 bolívar, 1911, NGC AU 58. KM-Y22. Scarce 1304. Venezuela (struck at the Paris mint), 1 venezolano, 1876-A, NGC AU 58. KM-Y16. Deeply toned with traces of underly-

early date for the series, light surface friction for the grade yet surfaces remain lustrous and bright, faint gold toning. NGC #3735876-047. Estimate: $200-$300.

ing luster on reverse, minimal marks and wear, rare in this exceptional grade (only a few pieces finer), a popular and important one-year issue, the key to every modern Venezuela collection. NGC #4493646-001. Estimate: $8,000-$12,000.

1305. Venezuela (struck at the Paris mint), 10 centavos,

1874-A, serifed A, NGC AU 55. KM-Y13.1. Steel-gray toning, minimal marks and no wear. NGC #4660459-009. Estimate: $150-$225.

1308. Venezuela, 1/2 bolívar, 1944, with accent, PCGS MS66+, finest known in NGC and PCGS censuses. KM-Y21a. Very lustrous with spotty dark purple toning around rims. PCGS #33159013. Estimate: $125-$200.

1306. Venezuela, (5 bolívares), 1921, NGC MS 62. KM-24.2.

Strong luster on obverse, spotty toning (mostly on reverse), minor bagmarks but totally wear-free. NGC #4698984-007. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

1309. Venezuela (struck at the Philadelphia mint), coppernickel 5 centimos, 1927, PCGS MS66+. KM-Y27. Near finest

known with just a single MS 67 at PCGS above it between PCGS and NGC. Vibrant rainbow toning over smooth surfaces with a pair of spots showing original copper-nickel color. PCGS #29450463. Estimate: $200-$300.

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Medals and Decorations Argentina

1310. Buenos Aires, Argentina (struck in Santiago, Chile), large silver medal, 1807, defense of Buenos Aires during English invasions, rare. Burzio-1621; Cunietti-p. 36-37. 63.73 grams. Large medal commemorating the defense of Buenos Aires against British troops in

two separate invasions, one in 1806 and the other in 1807, as part of the Napoleonic Wars. Obverse features an Argentinean man wearing a long cape being seized by an English soldier whose sword is unsheathed, legend reading DA. MERCEDES * GONZALEZ * Y * LAVALLE * LOS * YLUSTRES * DEFENSORES*** around rim, PUDISTE SORPREHENDERME above figures, and BUENOSAIRES SORPRE / HENDIDA JUNIO / 07D1806 in exergue; reverse with Argentinean soldier, sword out, threatening an English soldier, legend reading DE * SE * REY * Y * DE * SU * PATRIA * LINIERS * CONCHA * Y * LACALA*** with PERO NO VENCERME above figures, BUENOSAIRES DEFEN / DIDA.DIA 5 D JULIO / DE 1807. in exergue. The medal was designed by Ignacio Fernández Arrabal in Santiago, Chile, using funds raised by María Mercedes González y Lavalle, mother of Argentinean general Juan Galo de Lavalle. She sold her personal jewelry in order to finance the medal commission. Cunietti notes that the medal is considered one of the most beautiful Argentinean medals crafted. Between 1823 and 1832, British diplomat Woodbine Parish, Consul General of the British consulate in Buenos Aires, purchased the majority of medals and had them melted down. AU with old cabinet toning, fields quite lustrous, graffiti in field on 1807-dated side between figures, very rare with only a few known today. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000.

1311. Buenos Aires, Argentina (struck in Potosí), large silver oval medal, Ferdinand VII, 1808, rare.

Burzio-5362; Cunietti-p.

Issued by order of the Supreme Court in Seville in recognition of the defenders of Buenos Aires from the British invaders. Rosa says silver and gold versions were struck with only one example known to him in each metal. Since then, a few more in silver have been discovered yet only about a half dozen are known today. XF+ with dark toning contrasting with lighter design elements, some contact marks on hanger and a few surface hairlines on reverse, quite bold with excellent details. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000. 38-39. 24.82 grams.

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1312. Entre Rios, Argentina, gold medal, (1867), Urquiza,

struck over Great Britain sovereign, Victoria-type, dated 185(1?), PCGS MS62, finest and only known example in NGC and PCGS censuses. Cunietti-p. 214-215. 7.25 grams. A private

medal with no associated decree, issued by General Justo José de Urquiza (1801-1870) and featuring his likeness. The design was crafted by Pablo Cataldi and features a good representation of the general. Versions in gold, silver, and copper are known. This example was struck in gold over a shaved (7.25 grams versus normal ~7.98 grams) British sovereign of the 1850s; host coin details such as the date, DEI GRATIA, and portion of shield on reverse are still visible. Very lustrous and bright with semi-prooflike fields, some surface friction for the grade, untoned. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

1313. Argentina, bronze military medal, 1882-83, Andes Campaign. Ross-AR34. 12.76 grams; 1”. Well-struck UNC, some

luster in fields with a blend of original red color and brown toning, small carbon spots on reverse, frayed ribbon (possibly a replacement). Estimate: $125-$200.

Belgium 1314. Belgium, gilt and enameled base-metal star cross officer’s decoration, ca. late-1800s to early 1900s, Order of Leopold (civil). 38.07 grams. XF+, toned metal, enamel mostly intact with a few chips and cracks. Estimate: $200-$300.

Bolivia

1315. Potosí, Bolivia, 8 reales-sized silver proclamation

medal, Ferdinand VII, 1808, ex-Cotoca. Medina-346; Fonrobert-9392.

27.04 grams. Obverse with mountain between pillars inside legend OP-

TIMO PRINC PUBLICE FIDELIT JURAT; reverse with POTOSÍ / PRO / FERDINANDO VII / ANNO / 1808 above flower within wreath. Lustrous AU, some surface contact marks, mottled rainbow toning all over, mark-free rims. Pedigreed to the Cotoca collection. Estimate: $250-$375.

1316. Potosí, Bolivia, large silver Bolívar medal with moun-

tain of Potosí, 1825.

Fonrobert-9466. 35.98 grams; 40 mm. Obverse with bust of Bolívar inside legend SIMON BOLÍVAR LIBERTADOR DE COLOMBIA Y DEL PERU; reverse with sun-topped mountain of Potosí (city at base) inside legend POTOSÍ MANIFESTA SU GRATITUD AL GENIO DE LA LIBERTAD with date 1825 at bottom. Cleaned XF/AU, rims a bit weak as is usual for the type, quite lustrous. Estimate: $400-$600.

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1317. Potosí, Bolivia, 2 reales-sized silver proclamation

medal, 1825, liberation of Colombia and Peru, NGC MS 63, ex-Cotoca. Fonrobert-9467. Obverse with Potosí mountain and

legend GRATITUD DE LOS EMPLEADOS DE POTOSÍ and date at bottom; reverse with llama inside wreath and legend ALOS LIBERTADORES DE COLOMBIA Y PERU. Sharply struck with good details, significant mint luster, mainly reddish gold-toned with some darker patches. Not listed in the NGC census, but one of the finest known and quite scarce on the market. Pedigreed to the Cotoca collection. NGC #4707588-006. Estimate: $400-$600.

1320. Potosí, Bolivia, oval silver medal, Santa Cruz (1829-

39), patriotic military award, NGC MS 64, ex-Cotoca Collection. Fonrobert-9442. Tied with just one other for finest known in

the NGC census. Obverse with LA PATRIA PREMIA UN BUEN SERVICIO; reverse with CODIGO DE PROCEDERES, CODIGO STA. CRUZ. Darkly toned all over, good strike for the type. Pedigreed to the Cotoca Collection. NGC #4702949-001. Estimate: $400-$600.

1321. Potosí, Bolivia, 1 sol-sized silver medal, 1842, Battle

of Yngavi, NGC MS 63, ex-Cotoca Collection.

Fonrobert-9799

Obverse with AL ILUSTRE VENCEDOR DE YNGAVI and bust of José Ballivián; reverse with LOS ASOGUEROS DEL DEPARTAMENTO DE POTOSÍ 1842 around mountain of Potosí. Mottled rainbow toning over somewhat lustrous surfaces, well-centered strike. Pedigreed to the Cotoca Collection. NGC #4686273-006. Estimate: $125-$200.

(incorrectly stated on the label as 9531); Burnett-23. 3.42 grams.

1318. Potosí, Bolivia, 2 soles-sized silver proclamation medal, 1838, Socobaya / Department of Potosí, NGC MS 62, ex-Cotoca. Fonrobert-9517. Obverse with native woman holding

palm branch and cornucopia inside legend NOS DAS LA GLORIA, Y LA PAZ, 1838; reverse with fort between mountains under sun above AL VENCEDOR DE YANA / COCHA SOCOBAYA Y / PASIFICADOR EN / PAUCARPATA inside legend NOSOTROS EL CORAZON at top and DEPARTAMENTO DE POTOSÍ at bottom. Weakly struck centers but with much original luster, attractive rainbow toning all over, choice grade. Pedigreed to the Cotoca collection. NGC #4707588-010. Estimate: $125-$200.

1322. Potosí, Bolivia, 1 sol-sized silver medal, 1843, Constitution, NGC MS 62, ex-Cotoca Collection.

(incorrectly stated on the label as 9759). 3.45 grams. Obverse

1319. Potosí, Bolivia, 1 sol-sized silver medal, 1839, Re-

Fonrobert-9534

with with book LEY FUNDAMENTAL in center with laurel surrounding, legend text A LA CONSTITUCION / DE 1843; reverse with crossed sword, arrow, and banner in front of liberty cap on pole, legend YNDEPENDENCIA / RESTAURACION. Dark, patchy toning over subdued luster, decent strike with good rims. Pedigreed to the Cotoca Collection. NGC #4686273-005. Estimate: $150-$225.

generation of Bolivia, NGC MS 64, ex-Cotoca. Fonrobert-9524;

Obverse with standing facing angel holding staff topped with liberty cap and with lion seated to the left, legend .PATRIA LEY Y LIBERTAD. EN FEBRERO 9 D/E 1839; reverse with Phoenix rising from flames with legend POTOSÍ A LA REGENERACION DE BOLIVIA. Very choice grade (tied with just one other graded by NGC, though not listed in the census), frosty devices, smooth and lustrous fields, mostly gold-toned. Pedigreed to the Cotoca collection. NGC #4707588-007. Estimate: $200-$300. Burnett-17.

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1323. Potosí, Bolivia, 1 sol-sized silver medal, 1841 (issued in 1844), Battle of Yngavi, ex-Cotoca Collection. Fonrobert-9800;

Obverse with A / LA CAPITAL DE POTOSÍ and LA ABUNDANCIA EN LA PAZ in exergue with native and cornucopia; reverse with AL IV ANIVERSARIO DE INGAVI and 18 DE NOVIEMBRE DE 1841 in exergue. UNC with lustrous and mostly untoned obverse, reverse with spotty dark rainbow toning, scratches in reverse fields. Pedigreed to the Cotoca collection. Estimate: $150-$225.

Burnett-128. 3.44 grams; 20 mm.

1324. Potosí, Bolivia, 1 sol-sized silver medal, no date (1848), President Ballivián and Wife, NGC MS 62, ex-Cotoca Collection. Fonrobert-9462. 3.47 grams. Spotty dark gray toning over muted luster, well struck with sharp details. Pedigreed to the Cotoca Collection. NGC #4686273-008. Estimate: $125-$200.

1327. Potosí, Bolivia, 2 soles-sized silver medal, 1852, Belzu,

NGC MS 62, ex-Cotoca Collection.

Fonrobert-9567. 6.76 grams.

Flat strike yet possessing sharp details (the waves on the reverse, for instance, are very defined), good luster with spots of streaky dark toning. Pedigreed to the Cotoca Collection. NGC #4686242-013. Estimate: $125-$200.

1328. Potosí, Bolivia, 1 sol-sized silver medal, 1852, General

Belzu, NGC MS 61, ex-Cotoca Collection. Fonrobert-9569 (incor-

rectly stated on the label as 9568). 3.11 grams. Good

fields with some luster, weak center strike as is typical for the type, obverse mostly gold toned, light red toning on reverse with dark spots. Pedigreed to the Cotoca Collection. NGC #4686273-014. Estimate: $100-$150.

1325. Potosí, Bolivia, 1 sol-sized silver medal, 1849, Belzu, NGC MS 61, ex-Cotoca Collection.

Fonrobert-9549; Burnett-28.

3.43 grams; 20.5 mm. Obverse with symbolized representation of

Commerce, Glory and Peace inside legend LIBERTAD GLORIA UNION COMERCIO; reverse with AL GENERAL BELZU / EL DEPARTAMENTO DE POTOSÍ (full fineness). Lustrous obverse with some patches of dark toning yet mostly silver color, reverse darkly toned. Pedigreed to the Cotoca Collection. NGC #4686273-004. Estimate: $125-$200.

1329. Potosí, Bolivia, 1 sol-sized silver medal, 1852, General

Belzu, NGC AU 55, ex-Cotoca Collection. Fonrobert-9572. 3.31 grams. Light wear on high points with centers a bit weak from striking,

obverse with some luster and minimal toning, reverse darkly toned. Pedigreed to the Cotoca Collection. NGC #4686273-012. Estimate: $80-$120.

1326. Potosí, Bolivia, 1 sol-sized silver medal, 1851, Constitutional Oath, NGC MS 63+, ex-Cotoca Collection. Fon-

The finest example graded by NGC, though not listed as such in the census. Obverse with Constitution inside legend JURADA EN 28 DE OCTUBRE DE 1851; reverse with Potosí scene inside REPÚBLICA BOLIVIANA. Moderate luster with patchy dark toning, good surfaces and strike for a high relief design. Pedigreed to the Cotoca Collection. NGC #4686273-007. Estimate: $200-$300. robert-9558; Burnett-37. 3.42 grams.

1330. Potosí, Bolivia, 1 sol-sized silver medal, 1852, General Belzu, NGC MS 63, ex-Cotoca Collection. Fonrobert-9577.

3.41 grams Popular Bolivian medal design. Sunface not visible due to

weak strike yet good Potosí mountain and cornucopia details, some luster with spotty dark toning. Pedigreed to the Cotoca Collection. NGC #4686273-013. Estimate: $100-$150.

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1331. Potosí, Bolivia, 1 escudo-sized gold proclamation medal, 1854MY, Belzu, ex-Reinhart, ex-Cotoca. Fonrobert-9590. 3.36 grams. Bust of Belzu in wreath with legend M. Y. BELZU PRESI-

DENTE CONSTITUCIONAL / POTOSÍ 1854 on obverse; reverse with woman and children above cornucopia and legend LA PATRIA AL YLUSTRE DEFENSOR DE SU INDEPENDENCIA. AU with light surface hairlines, muted gold color around details, good strike all around, important pedigrees. Pedigreed to the Reinhart collection (Superior ANA auction of August 1975, lot #2385) and to the Superior auction of June 1997, with original lot tag #2771, also pedigreed to the Cotoca collection. Estimate: $125-$200.

1334. Potosí, Bolivia, 1 sol-sized silver medal, 1857, President Córdova, NGC MS 62, ex-Cotoca Collection.

Crude strike with weak centers and partial rims, entirely darkly toned. Pedigreed to the Cotoca Collection. NGC #4686273-015. Estimate: $100-$150. Fonrobert-9772. 3.45 grams.

1335. San Juan, Bolivia, 4 soles-sized silver medal, 1861.

Fonrobert-9783. 9.90 grams. XF, crude rims with small lamination error on reverse, some surface chatter, mostly tan toned with contrasting dark toning around legends and design. Pedigreed to the Cotoca collection. Estimate: $150-$225.

1332. Potosí, Bolivia, 2 soles-sized silver proclamation medal, 1855, Congress / resignation of Belzu, NGC MS 63, ex-Cotoca. Burnett-72c. 6.75 grams; 26 mm Obverse with President

Belzu being presented a medal before an audience inside legend EL CONGRESO ESTRAORDINARIO NO ADMITE; reverse with hovering angel sprinkling flowers onto a crowd of people inside legend LA RENUNCIA DEL PRESIDENTE DE LA REPÚBLICA 1855. Very detailed and lustrous, light gold toning. Pedigreed to the Cotoca collection. NGC #4707588-008. Estimate: $150-$225.

1336. Potosí, Bolivia, 2 soles-sized silver medal, 1863, President Acha, NGC AU 58, ex-Cotoca Collection. Fonrobert-9652.

5.14 grams. One of two bust designs for this medallic issue. Old scratch

across bust on obverse, darkly toned obverse with brighter reverse color and luster. Pedigreed to the Cotoca Collection. NGC #4686242-014. Estimate: $100-$150.

1333. Bolivia, 2 soles-sized silver medal, 1855, Jorge Cór-

dova, NGC AU 55, ex-Cotoca Collection.

Fonrobert-9606. 7.07 grams. Propaganda medal for President Jorge Córdova (spelled “Jorje”

on this medal) as first successor to Manuel Belzu (Córdova’s father-inlaw) when opposition to Belzu’s despotic regime forced his resignation (Córdova himself was later toppled by Linares supporters). Some luster present in fields, mottled and multi-colored toning all over. Pedigreed to the Cotoca Collection. NGC #4686242-012. Estimate: $125-$200.

1337. Potosí, Bolivia, 2 soles-sized silver medal, 1863, President Acha, NGC AU 58, ex-Cotoca Collection. Fonrobert-9652

The second of two bust designs for this medal. Well-struck with good details, darkly toned over bright luster. Pedigreed to the Cotoca Collection. NGC #4686242-011. Estimate: $100-$150.

(for type). 4.80 grams.

1338. Potosí, Bolivia, silver 1/4 melgarejo (medallic coinage), 1865, Melgarejo & Muñoz, NGC MS 61, ex-Cotoca Collection. Fonrobert-9686. 5.05 grams. Very lustrous with streaky

dark toning. Pedigreed to the Cotoca Collection. NGC #4686242-015. Estimate: $125-$200.

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1339. Potosí, Bolivia, 1/20 boliviano-sized silver proclama-

tion medal, 1865, Hero of December, NGC MS 63, ex-Cotoca Collection. Fonrobert-9684. Popular design with dragon on reverse. Bright with green-gold hues and streaks of dark toning on reverse, technically the finest known in the NGC census over a single other in MS 62 though this example is not listed in the census. Pedigreed to the Cotoca Collection. NGC #4686321-003. Estimate: $125-$200.

1340. Bolivia, oval silver medal, 1892, completion of Boliv-

ian Railway. 24.49 grams; 43 x 37 mm. Lustrous AU with rims a bit crude and a few areas of strike weakness as is typical for this medal, a few scattered hairlines, rather bright appearance and completely untoned. Estimate: $100-$150.

Brazil 1341. Lot of three Brazil military medals, War of the Triple

Alliance: silver “Uruguayana,” 1865; star cross, 1870 (2).

21.91 grams total. All three AU with toning (the two bronze star crosses

a mix of red-brown with a few carbon spots, the silver medal now a gun-metal gray), all three with ribbons, though the silver medal’s is detached and brittle while the two star crosses’ ribbons are attached with hangers (one with a 5 in center circle, the other wide open). Estimate: $400-$600.

Chile 1342. Chile, 2 reales-sized silver Constitution medal (jura),

1823, rare. Fonrobert-9848. 6.65 grams. VF with a few contact marks, rims weak (as made), attractive rainbow toning. Estimate: $150-$225.

Chilean-Peruvian War of the Pacific Issues 1343. Peru (label states Chile in error), silver medal, 1879, War of the Pacific - El Huascar, NGC AU 53, ex-Cotoca Collection. 6.05 grams. The Battle of Angamos on Oct. 8, 1879, ended

in a decisive naval victory when a Chilean squadron of ships finally caught up to the Huascar, a Peruvian ironclad which was performing harassing attacks on Chilean vessels. After almost three hours of battle, the Huascar, with its turret damaged, stern set aflame, rudder shot out, and commander Rear Admiral Miguel Grau killed, was boarded and captured. The Huascar is now a museum ship berthed in Talcahuano, Chile, and dedicated to the glory of both the Chilean and Peruvian navies. The medal is lustrous and mainly toned a red and gold color. Pedigreed to the Cotoca Collection. NGC #4686273-003. Estimate: $150-$225.

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1344. Chile, large silver medal, 1883, War of the Pacific - Chacabuco battalion. 52.23 grams; 50 mm. Large medal dedicated to the Batallon Chacabuco of the Chilean Army and its banner. The unit participated in the occupation of Lima, Peru, from 1881 to 1883 during the War of the Pacific. Cleaned AU- with a few rim-bumps, dark rainbow toning all over. Estimate: $300-$450.

Colombia 1345. Bogotá, Colombia, silver “2 reales” proclamation

medal, Ferdinand VII, 1808, pomegranate at top. Medina-38; Restrepo-p. 139; Fonrobert-8047. 6.85 grams. Lustrous AU with faint surface hairlines, vibrant rainbow toning. Estimate: $150-$225.

Cuba

1346. Havana, Cuba, cast silver 2 reales-sized proclamation medal, Ferdinand VI, 1747, extremely rare, NGC VF details

/ holed. Herrera-46; Medina-29; Betts-349. Early proclamation medals from Cuba were cast in limited numbers and well circulated, making them

quite rare today. Most are found with holes at the top and handling evidence across their surfaces. This medal was struck on Feb. 3, 1747 by Alferez Real Gonzalo Rezio de Oquendo to be given out to the populace to mark Ferdinand VI’s accession to the throne. Obverse: bust of Ferdinand VI facing right, legend FERDINAND . VI . D.G. HISPAN . REX with two flowers at bottom; reverse: two parallel keys, legend GONZALO . REZIO DE OQVENDo HABo 1747 with flower at bottom. Good for the grade if not a little better than VF considering the crude manufacture, a few old scratches across bust and in loops of keys, gold toned with patches of dark red-orange toning on reverse. No recent auction appearances; two notable sales featuring examples of this medal were the Lyman H. Low sales of the Benjamin Betts collection (January 11-12, 1898) and the collection of A. González del Valle, Intendente General of Cuba (July 10, 1907). NGC #4499435-001. Estimate: $10,000-up.

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1347. Guanabacoa, Cuba, cast silver 4 reales-sized proclamation medal, Charles IV, 1789, very rare, PCGS genuine. Her-

rera-139; Medina-159. 11.64 grams. Like the prior lot, Cuban proclamation medals were cast in limited numbers in 1789. Although of a similar crudity when compared to the 1747 issues, the medals designed by Miguel Nunes of Guanabacoa display more details. On this example, the face, hair, and clothing of Charles IV are well defined. Likewise, the clouds, castle, and waves on the reverse, while handcrafted, are quite bold. Obverse: bust of Charles IV at center, 1789 below, legend around reading CHARLES IV DEI GRATIA; reverse: two castles with mountain in between, waves below and clouds above, legend MICHAEL NUNES GUANAVACOA. AU for grade with the typical hole at top (as noted on slab label), nice original surfaces with some luster and mostly silver color and a few spots of dark toning. PCGS #36211864. Estimate: $10,000-up.

1348. Havana, Cuba, cast silver 2 reales-sized proclamation medal, Charles IV, 1789, very rare, PCGS genuine. Herrera-150;

Medina-174; Rosa-224. 6.45 grams. The 1789 medals of Havana have a common reverse with some variation. Both the 4- and 2-reales sized medals feature three castles on the reverse: one above two, the bottom two with long banners coming out of their tops. Two crossed keys are below, the key being a common motif on Cuban coins and medals. For the 1-real medal, the castles are in the same positions but only one vertical key is present. The only difference between the two larger medals is the legends: the 4-reales medal has flower decorations while the 2-reales medal does not. Reverse legend reads MIGUEL CIRIACO ARANGO HABANA. Obverse design with bust of Charles IV at center, 1789 below, encircled by legend CAROLUS IIII DEI GRATIA. XF for grade, minor encrustation on reverse, greenish-gold toning with dark spots on reverse. The tooling mentioned by PCGS on the label was done during production to remove casting bumps from the fields. PCGS #36211865. Estimate: $3,000-up.

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1351. Guanabacoa, Cuba, silver proclamation medal, Isabel 1349. Quiebraxaha, Cuba, cast silver 2 reales-sized proc- II, 1834, NGC MS 62, finest known in NGC census. Herrera-41; lamation medal, Charles IV, 1789, rare, NGC Fine details / holed. Herrera-199; Medina-231. The only 1789 proclamation medal

design to come from Quiebraxaha, Cuba. Obverse: bust of Charles IV, 1789 below, CAROLUS IIII DEI GRATIA encircling; reverse: bird at top of tree, legend QUIEBRAXAHA D DOMINGO RUIS *. Typical crude strike with weak rims yet fully visible details, hole at top, silvery obverse with some red-orange hues, reverse more darkly toned. NGC #4499435-003. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

Medina-412; Fonrobert-7737. According to his Medal in America, Alan Stahl

writes “Cuba… had been previously normal in its production, but produced no medals for the proclamation of Ferdinand VII in 1808. The outpouring of medals on the island in 1834 can be seen as a reaction to the independence of the continental viceroyalties.” Obverse: crowned shield of Spain, 1834 date below, .ISABEL II. D.G. REINA DE LA ESPANAS. encircling; reverse: crowned seal of Guanabacoa flanked by 30 de / Marzo., with GUANABACOA below, legend .ANTONIO SANTALLA DE ELIAS. Bright obverse with significant luster, red/ orange toning around rims, reverse with dark toning over muted luster. NGC #4499435-010. Estimate: $250-$375.

1352. Santiago de las Vegas, Cuba, silver proclamation

medal, Isabel II, 1834, NGC MS 62, finest and only known in NGC census. Herrera-55; Medina-425. Strong die-clash details on

reverse with some heavy die-polish lines in fields, dark reddish toning on obverse over luster, reverse lightly toned around legends. NGC #4499436-008. Estimate: $200-$300.

1350. Havana, Cuba, cast silver 1 real-sized proclamation

medal, Charles IV, 1789, very rare, PCGS Genuine. Herrera-151;

Obverse: bust of Charles IV at center, 1789 below, legend CAROLUS IV DEI GRATIA encircling; reverse: castle without banner above, two castles flanking below with long banners, single vertical key in between, legend reads MIGUEL CIRIACO ARANGO HAB. XF, hole at top (as noted on PCGS label), contemporary tooling in fields and across bust contrasting with original bumpy (from casting) surfaces along legends, bold design elements, lighter color on obverse with orange toning around text, reverse with dark rainbow toning all over. PCGS #36211866. Estimate: $1,000-up.

Medina-175. 3.33 grams.

1353. Sancti Spíritus, Cuba, silver proclamation medal, Isabel II, 1834, rare, NGC VF details / holed, tooled. Herrera-52;

Medina-422. Cast, crude type akin to the earlier Cuban proclamation medals. Hole at top, some tooling in fields, fully detailed with bold legends, dark toning in legends on obverse and all across reverse with hues of red, orange and gold. NGC #4499440-001. Estimate: $200-$300.

1354. Güines, Cuba, silver 1R-sized proclamation medal, Isabel II, 1834, rare. Herrera-44; Medina-414. 2.92 grams. Lightly cleaned XF, somewhat crudely made with weak rims, patchy dark toning. Estimate: $200-$300.

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France

1355. Cuba, silver medal, 1882, Alfonso XII, Volunteers, with fleurs at four points and loop at top attached to blue ribbon with 10- and 15-year service bars. 15.51 grams. Blue rib-

1358. France, gilt and enameled star cross officerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decora-

bon, though contemporary, is probably not original. Cleaned UNC, fully untoned. Estimate: $400-$600.

some enamel loss in central blue ring, ribbon a bit faded but choice with rosette and intact pinback. Estimate: $150-$225.

El Salvador

German States

tion with original ribbon and rosette, ca. 1890s, Order of the Legion of Honor 27.01 grams. AU, most gilding intact and lustrous,

Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg

1356. El Salvador, silver 2 reales-sized proclamation medal,

Ferdinand VII, 1808. Fonrobert-unl. 6.32 grams. Fine, struck slightly off-center with weak rims, a few small pits and scratches in surface, pleasing rainbow toning. Estimate: $150-$225.

1359. Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg (German States), silver medal,

(1717), Martin Luther - Reformation 200th Anniversary, by C. Wermuth, NGC MS 62. Whiting-173 28.15 grams; 43.4mm.

1357. El Salvador, silver 1R-sized proclamation medal,

Ferdinand VII, 1808. Fonrobert-7464. 3.39 grams. XF+, nice toning,

a very elusive and popular circulating proclamation medal struck in San Salvador when it was part of Guatemala, seldom seen in this high quality. Estimate: $200-$300.

Dark rainbow toning all over, well struck. Famous issue with robed bust of Martin Luther facing right on one side and his wife Catharina von Bora depicted on the other side facing left with her hair netted. Curiously (intentionally?), when the obverse and reverse are shown in proper order from left to right, the husband and wife face each other in immortal affection! NGC #2713842-001. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

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Great Britain

Admiral Vernon medals

1363. Great Britain, copper-alloy medal, Admiral Vernon,

1360. Great Britain, copper-alloy medal, Admiral Vernon,

(ca. 1739), Duke of Argyle / Walpole. AC-NLa1A. 12.57 grams; 35 mm. Choice AU, darkly toned with some original luster in center of

1739, Porto Bello. AC-PBv18N. 21.40 grams; 37 mm. Fine, two dark spots and weak rims on obverse but otherwise no problems, rare, large type Vernon medal. Estimate: $125-$200.

obverse, popular imagery (Satan leading Walpole into Hell). Estimate: $250-$375.

1364. Great Britain, copper-alloy medal, Admiral Vernon,

1361. Great Britain, copper-alloy medal, Admiral Vernon,

(ca. 1739), Commodore Brown / Walpole. AC-NLv8G. 8.68 grams;

35 mm. Darkly toned Fine with uneven patination, popular imagery (Satan leading Walpole into Hell). Estimate: $100-$150.

1362. Great Britain, medium-sized copper-alloy medal, Admiral Vernon, 1739, Porto Bello. AC-PBv12J. 10.78 grams; 34

mm. VF with small areas of corrosion, mottled toning ranging from

brassy yellow to dark red-brown. Estimate: $125-$200.

1739, Porto Bello. AC-PBv31CC. 14.59 grams; 37 mm. Dark XF with traces of lighter color and luster around some details, a few spots of verdigris present. Estimate: $125-$200.

1365. Great Britain, copper-alloy medal, Admiral Vernon,

1739, Porto Bello. AC-PBv36II. 15.25 grams; 37 mm. AU- with lots of brassy color remaining, some patches of dark brown toning, choice for the type. Estimate: $250-$375.

1366. Great Britain, copper-alloy medal, Admiral Vernon,

1739, Porto Bello. AC-PBvi5E. 15.65 grams; 40 mm. AU, exceptional quality, probably the nicest Vernon medal we have ever offered with especially bold details and sharp rims, previous cleaning with some old scratches in upper right field of obverse, very brassy colored obverse with darker red toned reverse. Estimate: $500-$750.

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1367. Great Britain, copper-alloy medal, Admiral Vernon,

1739, Porto Bello. AC-PBvi5E. 15.81 grams; 40 mm. XF with much

brassy color remaining, patches of red-brown toning all over but mostly on the high points. Estimate: $125-$200.

1368. Great Britain, copper-alloy medal, Admiral Vernon,

1739, Porto Bello. AC-PBvi6G. 12.67 grams; 38 mm. Dark XF with minor surface porosity yet still fully detailed, dark red clay-like color. Estimate: $125-$200.

1371. Great Britain, copper-alloy medal, Admiral Vernon,

1739, Porto Bello / Commodore Brown. AC-PBvb5I. 15.41 grams; 38 mm. Choice XF with dull brass color, a few old scratches in obverse field (now toned over), good strike with bold details. Estimate: $125-$200.

1372. Great Britain, copper-alloy medal, Admiral Vernon,

1739, Porto Bello / Lezo. AC-PBvl2B. 13.14 grams; 37 mm. XF+, old scrape at top field on obverse but otherwise no problems, even chocolate brown toning. Estimate: $125-$200.

1369. Great Britain, oval copper-alloy medal, Admiral Vernon, 1739, Porto Bello. AC-PBvi8I. 10.25 grams; 38 x 26 mm. Rare but crude type made in an oval shape which McCormick-Goodhart speculated would be fitted into the loop of a key, flan a bit wavy, dark brown toning with lighter shades at raised areas. Estimate: $150-$225.

1370. Great Britain, copper-alloy medal, Admiral Vernon,

1739, Porto Bello. AC-PBvi18BB. 14.57 grams; 37 mm. Cleaned XF, a

few old scratches, well struck and detailed, nice brass color with darker red and black toning around devices. Estimate: $125-$200.

1373. Great Britain, copper-alloy medal, Admiral Vernon, 1739, Porto Bello / Lezo.

AC-PBvl3B. 13.68 grams; 37 mm.

toned XF-, minor surface corrosion. Estimate: $125-$200.

Dark

1374. Great Britain, copper-alloy medal, Admiral Vernon,

1739, Porto Bello / Fort Chagre. AC-FCv1A. 15.20 grams; 40 mm.

Decent VF with good details, some scratches just underneath CHAGRE, varied toning ranging from brassy on reverse to dark red on obverse. Estimate: $125-$200.

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1375. Great Britain, silvered copper-alloy medal, Admiral 1379. Great Britain, copper-alloy medal, Admiral Vernon, Vernon, 1739, Portobello / Fort Chagre. AC-FCv3B. 16.77 grams;

1741, Cartagena. AC-CAv2B. 16.49 grams; 38 mm. XF+ with some original red luster around devices, good rims, a few old scratches in left field on obverse. Estimate: $125-$200.

1376. Great Britain, copper-alloy medal, Admiral Vernon,

1380. Great Britain, copper-alloy medal, Admiral Vernon,

40 mm. Choice XF+ example that has been silvered, rims a bit crude, tan color throughout. Estimate: $350-$500.

1739, Porto Bello / Fort Chagre. AC-FCv5D. 14.56 grams; 40 mm.

Choice AU with some original luster, minor encrustation and some ink on reverse, well struck with good rims and details, dark brown color all over. Estimate: $200-$300.

1741, Cartagena.

AC-CAv2B. 18.48 grams; 38 mm. AXF with dull brass color, a few old contact marks but no big problems. Estimate: $125-$200.

1381. Great Britain, copper-alloy medal, 1781, Admiral 1377. Great Britain, copper-alloy medal, Admiral Vernon,

1739, Porto Bello / Fort Chagre. AC-FCv13R. 14.45 grams; 37 mm.

AU, minor surface porosity and some spots of greenish encrustation, light ink on obverse, mostly dark brown toned with hues on reverse. Estimate: $125-$200.

Rodneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s capture of St. Eustatius. 12.36 grams; 33 mm. Obverse: bust of British Admiral Rodney wearing tricorn and uniform facing right, G.B. RODNEY flanking; reverse: two warships in battle with castle at left, RODNEY . FOR . EVER. above. A very popular medal with a well-executed design commemorating Admiral Rodneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s capture of St. Eustatius in 1781. Saint Eustatius, controlled by the Dutch at the time, was a vital trading and support area for Americans during the Revolutionary War and one of the first entities to recognize the United States in 1776. Choice AU with some brass color and luster on obverse, mostly toned chocolate brown, no problems. Estimate: $200-$300.

1378. Great Britain, copper-alloy medal, Admiral Vernon,

1739, Porto Bello / Havana. AC-HAv1B. 12.73 grams; 37 mm. Choice AU and very well detailed, some ink on obverse, brown toned with some hints of red. Estimate: $500-$750.

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1382. Great Britain, silver military decoration, 1854, Victoria, Crimean War. 36.34 grams. Obverse: bust of Victoria facing left,

1854 below, VICTORIA / REGINA flanking; reverse: Roman soldier receiving laurel from angel, CRIMEA vertical at left, B. WYON SO. in small text at 5 oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;clock. Choice AU, striking design with an ornate and sturdy hanger, much luster and rainbow toning, rim bruise on reverse. Estimate: $150-$225.

Mexico

1383. Mexico City, Mexico, silver proclamation medal,

Charles III, 1760, Mexico City Consulate, NGC VF 35. Grove-

K8. Some contact marks for the grade, light red toning with dark gray

around raised devices. NGC #4499436-009. Estimate: $500-$750.

1385. Mexico City, Mexico, large silver proclamation medal, Charles IV, 1789.

Fonrobert-6409; Burnett-3a; Medina-184; Grove-C-3a.

43.90 grams; 48 mm. Obverse with portrait of Charles IV facing right;

reverse with coat of arms of Mexico City before eagle. Lustrous XF+ with some contact marks and rim bumps, beautiful rainbow toning with light red and orange hues in center turning dark blue and green along edges. Estimate: $250-$375.

1384. Mexico City, Mexico, silver proclamation medal, Charles IV, 1789, Mexico City Consulate, NGC MS 61. Grove-

26a; Fonrobert-6406; Herrera-168. 34.61 grams; 42 mm. Obverse with bust of king within legend CARLOS IV * POR LA * GRACIA * D * DIOS* REY * DE * ESPANA * Y * EMPERADOR * DE * LAS * INDIAS*; reverse with consulate arms, Mercury to left, ship to right, legend *A * SU * PROCLAMACION * EL * CONSULADO * DE * MEXICO, exergue *ANO * DE * 1789 *. Engraved by G.A. Gil. Dark rainbow toned with hues of purple, blue, and red, very lustrous and detailed. NGC #4687025-004. Estimate: $350-$500.

1386. Zacatecas, Mexico, silver proclamation medal, Charles IV, no date (1789), NGC MS 63. Grove-C-260a; Herrera-232. 35.51

grams. Well struck with very defined details, just some surface hair-

lines, very lustrous with dark rainbow toning around legends. NGC #4687025-002. Estimate: $400-$600.

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1387. Mexico City, Mexico, large silver medal,

Charles IV, 1790, Charles IV and Queen María Luisa, University of Mexico City, NGC AU 58, finest and only known in NGC census. Grove-C-36; Medina-197;

Herrera-170; Fonrobert-6416. 53.84 grams. Choice with just light surface friction, dark gray toning with shades of red over subdued luster. NGC #4662358-001 (oversized slab, 6-1/2” x 4-3/4”). Estimate: $300-$450.

1388. San Luis Potosí, Mexico, silver proclamation medal,

Charles IV, 1790, NGC MS 62. Grove-C-176; Herrera-206; Medina-243.

35.94 grams. Vibrant rainbow toning over significant luster, rounded

reverse by design with thick die-break at 9 o’clock. NGC #4687025003. Estimate: $300-$450.

1389. Orizaba, Mexico, bronze proclamation medal, Charles IV, 1790, NGC MS 62 BN. Grove-C-104; Herrera-177; Medina-204 (for

type). Well-defined strike, mostly brown toned with red luster in around

details. NGC #4687025-011. Estimate: $125-$200.

1390. Guanajuato (los Mineros), Mexico, bronze proc-

lamation medal, Charles IV, 1790. Grove-C-75c; Medina-166; Herrera-144; Fonrobert-6824. 51.83 grams; 47 mm. Choice AU+ with

no problems, vivid colorful toning (especially so on the reverse), popular type depicting miners at work. Estimate: $200-$300.

1391. Mexico City, Mexico, large bronze medal,

Charles IV and Queen María Luisa, 1796. 123.54

grams; 60 mm. Cleaned AU+, dark brown color with original red luster around devices, some rim-bumps and a few spots of verdigris. Estimate: $200-$300.

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1392. Veracruz, Mexico, silver proclamation medal, Ferdi- 1394. Guadalajara, Mexico, silver proclamation medal, nand VII, 1808, NGC AU 58. Medina-396; Grove-F-197; Fonrobert-7047;

Herrera-88; Rosa-216. Obverse with bust of king, name and titles in legend;

reverse with city arms, legend NOV VERACRUZ PROCLAM AN 1808. Minor surface friction for the grade, very lustrous and generally gold toned with dark purple and blue toning around rims. NGC #4499436-013. Estimate: $500-$750.

1393. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales-sized silver proclamation medal, 1822, Iturbide, NGC MS 63. Grove-9a; Fonobert-6539. Choice piece with vibrant rainbow toning over lustrous fields. NGC #4702965-004. Estimate: $300-$450.

Iturbide, 1822, Guadalajara Cathedral, NGC MS 61. Grove-28a.

27.86 grams. Extremely lustrous with beautiful rainbow toning (mostly gold color), planchet adjustment marks on reverse. NGC #4687025005. Estimate: $500-$750.

1395. Mexico, silver proclamation medal, Iturbide, 1823,

State Council, NGC MS 61. Grove-15. 51.25 grams. Well-detailed strike with bright luster, rainbow toned all over but most heavily around legends. NGC #4687025-001. Estimate: $400-$600.

Panama 1396. Panama, silver medal, 1964, Panama Canal 50th Anniversary, NGC PF 61 Ultra Cameo. 60 grams. High contrast proof, some surface hairlines in fields, mostly untoned with light red hues around rims. NGC #2819067-001. Estimate: $125-$200.

Paraguay 1397. Paraguay, bronze military medal, 1865, Battle of Riachuelo, scarce. Pratt-CP8. 11.67 grams; 30 mm. The 2nd Artillery

Regiment of the Paraguayan Army was awarded medals for their service in battle against Brazilian forces on June 11-13, 1865. Obverse: EL / MARISCAL / PRESIDENTE, crossed cannons below with cannonballs, AL 2. REGIMENTO DE ARTILLERIA A CABALLO encircling, wreath encircling; reverse: RIACHUELO / 11 y 13 de JUNIO / 1865 in center, wreath around. AVF, some contact marks and scratch across top of obverse, no hanger loop at top, a few areas of verdigris, dark brown toned with some red color. Estimate: $400-$600.

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1398. Paraguay, silver military medal, 1867, Battle of

Tataiybá, very rare. Pratt-CP12. 14.11 grams; 30mm. Obverse: rider holding lance on horse trotting right within legend EL MARISCAL LOPEZ A LOS VALIENTES DE TATAIYBÁ; reverse: 21 / DE / OCTUBRE / 1867 within wreath. VF, a bit crude as is usual for the type, some surface marks, fully detailed, mix of green and gold toning with dark spots on reverse. An important issue for Paraguayan collectors that is apparently scarce in copper but very rare in silver or gold. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

1401. Paraguay, bronze military medal, 1867, Battle of

Tuyutí. Pratt-CP17. 19.82 grams; 34 mm. Obverse: cannon in carriage

and flags within legend EL MARISCAL LOPEZ A LOS BRAVOS DE TUIUTI; reverse: 3 / DE / NOVIEMBRE / 1867 within wreath. Choice XF with only minor surface chatter, with original hanger loop at top, chocolate brown toning all over. Estimate: $200-$300.

1402. Paraguay, oval bronze military medal, 1870, Amambay 1399. Paraguay, bronze military medal, 1867, Battle of Ta- Campaign, rare. Pratt-unl. 12.27 grams. Obverse: CAMPANA / DE/

taiybá, rare. Pratt-CP13. 12.15 grams; 30 mm. Obverse: rider holding lance on horse trotting right within legend EL MARISCAL LOPEZ A LOS VALIENTES DE TATAIYBÁ; reverse: 21 / DE / OCTUBRE / 1867 within wreath. AVF, a bit crude for type (as with prior lot in silver), some surface marks, slight bend in flan, hanger removed, mostly toned brown with some dark red patches. Estimate: $250-$375.

1400. Paraguay, silver military medal, 1867, Battle of Tuyutí,

rare. Pratt-CP16. 13.65 grams; 35 mm. Obverse: cannon in carriage and

flags within legend EL MARISCAL LOPEZ A LOS BRAVOS DE TUIUTI; reverse: 3 / DE / NOVIEMBRE / 1867 within wreath. VF with hanger loop removed, another crude type with somewhat weak definition yet understandable given the circumstances at the time in Paraguay, some old marks on surfaces, mostly a dark silver color with a few spots of dark color. Unpriced and noted as rare in Pratt. Estimate: $500-$750.

AMAMBAY / 1870 above five mountains, EL MARISCAL LOPEZ across top; reverse: star in middle of laurel, VENCIO PENURIAS Y FATIGAS above. Lustrous AU with a strong strike leaving a high rim around the medal, expertly removed top hanger loop, some surface hairlines above star, small spots of verdigris, minor rim bumps at 6 o’clock on obverse, original red luster in areas yet mostly toned an even brown color. Estimate: $250-$375.

1403. Asunción, Paraguay, silver medal, 1894, Paraguay Independence. 23.83 grams; 35 mm. Obverse: seated Liberty with right hand resting on shield and left hand holding pole with liberty cap, INDEPENDENCIA Y LIBERTAD / * 14 DE MAYO DE 1811 * encircling; reverse: A LOS / PROGERES / DE LA / INDEPENDENCIA NACIONAL / PEDRO JUAN CABALLERO / FULGENCIO YEGROS / MANUEL ATANACIO CABANAS / ASUNCION DEL PARAGUAY, 14 DE MAYO DE 1894 below, INAUGURACION DEL MONUMENTO above. Choice AU+ with lustrous prooflike fields, patchy dark rainbow toning all over. Estimate: $150-$225.

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1404. Paraguay, gold specimen medal, 1969, Apollo 11,

PCGS SP66, finest and only known example in NGC and PCGS censuses. 15 grams. Lustrous with semi-prooflike fields,

1407. Lima, Peru, silver medal, 1826, lifetime presidency

Peru

CIDENCIA VITALICIA DEL LIBERTADOR SIMON BOLÍVAR; reverse with CONST / TI / TU / CION on pages of book inside wreath above flower with legend SOLEMNEM.TE JURADA EN 9. DE DIC.BRE DE 1826. Very strongly struck with bold details and bright luster, patchy yet vivid rainbow toning. Pedigreed to the Cotoca collection. NGC #4707588-001. Estimate: $300-$450.

detailed strike, warm gold color. PCGS #36259166. Estimate: $600$900.

of Bolívar and invocation of Constitution, NGC MS 63, exCotoca. Fonrobert-9018. 34mm Obverse with arms inside legend PRE-

1405. Ayacucho, Peru, silver medal, 1824 (struck 1825), Restoration of Peru in Ayacucho by Bolívar.

Fonrobert-9178.

15.81 grams; 32 mm. Obverse: bust of Bolívar above A DAVALOS G

(engraver) inside legend A SU LIBERTADOR SIMON BOLÍVAR; reverse: arms inside legend EL PERU RESTAURADO EN AYACUCHO ANO DE 1824. Popular medal instituted by law in 1825 to commemorate the Battle of Ayacucho (1824), which finally ended Spanish rule in Peru. Polished VF with surfaces starting to tone over with a rainbow color. Pedigreed to the Cotoca collection. Estimate: $150-$225.

1406. Cuzco, Peru, large silver medal, 1825, Bolívar / liberation of Cuzco, NGC MS 61. Fonrobert-9205. 31.3 grams; 42 mm.

Obverse: uniformed bust of Bolívar with the legend around reading SIMON BOLÍVAR LIBr. DE COLOMB. Y DEL PERU; Reverse: native sitting in front of Incan ruins, radiant sun to left, legend EL CUZCO A SU LIBERATOR above, date 1825 between laurels. Choice example with lustrous surfaces, light rose-gold toning all over, popular early Peruvian medal. NGC #2625879-010. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

1408. Peru, silver medal, 1828, Constitution Approval, NGC MS 63, ex-Cotoca Collection. Fonrobert-9027. 14.76 grams. Techni-

cally the finest graded by NGC, yet not listed in the census. Obverse with open-book Constitution within rays, legend SANCIONADA POR EL CONGRESO JRAL DEL PERU; reverse with PROMULGA/ DA Y JURADA / EN 20.DE ABRL. / DE. 1828. Choice with semiprooflike obverse field, weak center strike as is typical for the type, sharp outer legends and devices, spotty rainbow toning all over. Pedigreed to the Cotoca Collection. NGC #4686242-004. Estimate: $200-$300.

1409. Peru, 1/2 peso-sized silver medal, 1828, Republic Proclamation, NGC MS 62, ex-Cotoca Collection. Fonrob-

ert-9028 (incorrectly stated on label as 9027). 8.34 grams. Obverse with openbook Constitution within rays, legend SANCIONADA POR EL CONGRESO JRAL DEL PERU; reverse with PRO- / MULGADA Y / JURADA EN / 20.DE ABRIL. / DE 1828. Good strike with full details, patchy green-gold toning over lustrous surfaces, technically tied with one other for finest known in NGC census under correct Fonrobert number. Pedigreed to the Cotoca Collection. NGC #4686242010. Estimate: $200-$300.

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1410. Peru, silver medal, 1834, National Convention 1413. Peru, silver medal, 1821 Independence Proclamation Reform, NGC MS 63+, ex-Cotoca Collection.

Fonrobert-9044.

16.82 grams. Not listed in the NGC census, but probably one of the

finest graded. Lustrous field and choice details, spotty warm toning throughout (more so on the reverse). Pedigreed to the Cotoca Collection. NGC #4686242-002. Estimate: $200-$300.

(struck 1849), NGC MS 62, ex-Cotoca Collection.

Fonrobert-9186. 24.13 grams. Choice piece with very bright, prooflike fields and

sharp details, some very light surface hairlines, light orange and gold toning around legends and rims. Pedigreed to the Cotoca Collection. NGC #4686242-003. Estimate: $125-$200.

1414. Lima, Peru, silver 8R-sized proclamation medal, 1852,

1411. Peru, bronze medal, 1837, Mariano Necochea, NGC President Echenique / Constitution and Codes, NGC MS 61, MS 61 BN, ex-Cotoca Collection.

Fonrobert-9055. 23.99 grams;

38 mm. Interesting piece with a clearly rotated obverse double strike

leaving most obverse legends vastly doubled, totally toned a chocolate brown color. Pedigreed to the Cotoca Collection. NGC #4686242-008. Estimate: $125-$200.

1412. Lima, Peru, â&#x20AC;&#x153;10 realesâ&#x20AC;? (1-1/2 peso)-sized silver proc-

lamation medal, 1839 (Constitution), ex-Cotoca. Fonrobert-9062.

38.4 grams; 43 mm. Bright AU/UNC with prooflike fields, some wispy

surface hairlines, lightly rainbow toned all over, popular design. Pedigreed to the Cotoca collection. Estimate: $250-$375.

finest and only known example in NGC census, ex-Cotoca.

Fonrobert-9096. Obverse with standing Justice inside legend SIENDO PRESID.TE EL GRAL. D. JOSE RUF.O ECHENIQUE; reverse with open book with words EN JUI- / CIA / MIEN- / TOS inside legend CODIGOS DEL PERU PROMULGADOS EL 28 DE JULIO DE 1852. Weakly struck centers as is typical for the type but good details especially around legends, some luster towards rims, dark gray toning with hints of gold and red color. Pedigreed to the Cotoca collection. NGC #4707588-002. Estimate: $150-$225.

1415. Peru, 4R-sized silver medal, 1856, Constitution / National Convention, NGC MS 62, ex-Cotoca Collection.

Obverse with open-book Constitution inside wreath and legend SANCIONADA POR LA CONVENCION NACIONAL DEL PERU, reverse with arms inside legend PROMULGADA SOLEMNEMTE EN 19 DE OCTUBRE DE 1856. Dark rainbow toning over subdued luster. Pedigreed to the Cotoca Collection. NGC #4686242-009. Estimate: $150-$225.

Fonrobert-9111. 14.84 grams.

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1416. Peru, “6 reales”-sized silver medal, 1860, Constitutional Reform, NGC AU 58, ex-Cotoca Collection. Fonrobert-9123. 23.88 grams. Obverse with open-book Constitution within rays,

legend CONSTITUCION DEL PERU DE 1856 / REFORMADA EN 1860; reverse with PROMULGADA / EN / LIMA / EN / 25 DE NOVBRE / DE / 1860 within wreath. Light wear on high-relief book and laurel on reverse, darkly toned. Pedigreed to the Cotoca Collection. NGC #4686242-007. Estimate: $125-$200.

1417. Peru, silver medal, 1869, Pisco Mineral Railway, NGC

MS 62, ex-Cotoca Collection. Mayaux-431. 24.83 grams. Produced to commemorate the opening of a railway from Pisco, Peru (rather than that of Pasco as stated on the label). Pisco was and still is a major exporter of wine and pisco, a grape brandy; amphoras that would hold the pisco can be seen on the obverse. Dark toning over some luster, very well detailed with sharp strike. Pedigreed to the Cotoca Collection. NGC #4686242-001. Estimate: $125-$200.

1418. Peru, silver medal, 1871, Arequipa Railway Inaugura-

tion, NGC MS 63, ex-Cotoca Collection. Mayaux-439. 5.12 grams; 23 mm. Choice, lustrous piece with semi-prooflike fields, wispy surface hairlines on reverse, untoned. Pedigreed to the Cotoca Collection. NGC #4686273-001. Estimate: $125-$200.

1419. Peru, silver medal, 1878, Lima Tramways, NGC MS 64, ex-Cotoca Collection. Rulau-LIM-130. 24.98 grams. Obverse: tram

carriage on track at center, TRAMWAYS / DE LIMA with florettes dividing; reverse: INAUGURACION in raised text with decorations around it, 24 DE MARZO DE 1878 above with decoration below. Dark rainbow toning over somewhat lustrous fields, boldly struck. Pedigreed to the Cotoca Collection. NGC #4686242-005. Estimate: $350-$500.

Philippines

Puerto Rico

1421. Puerto Rico, medal made from a Potosí, Bolivia, bust 1420. Philippines, silvered bronze medal, 1885, Alfonso XII Memorial. 31.54 grams; 40 mm. Obverse: bust of Alfonso XII facing left, ESTRUCH below in small text, laurel encircling, ALFONSO XII EL PACIFICADOR REY DE ESPANA, FILIPINAS below flanked by fleur-de-lis; reverse: 28 / NOVIEMBRE / 1857 / 30 DICIEMBRE 1874 / + / 25 NOVIEMBRE / 1885 at center, beaded wreath with crown above and three crosses, ESTRUCH in small text below. Cleaned AU with dark toning (especially on the obverse), sliver of peeled silvering on reverse. Estimate: $150-$225.

8 reales, Charles IV, 1797PP, engraved with sailor’s name, date, and ship. 26.43 grams; 40 mm. Interesting engraving supposedly

by a sailor, presumably “Robert Oliver,” aboard the HMS Seine. Text reads: TAKEN BY / R BT OLIVER / OF THE SEINE / 20TH AUG 1800 / AT PORTO RICO. According to naval records, the HMS Seine was navigating the Mona Passage, the waters between what is now the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, on August 20, when it spotted and gave chase to the French ship Vengeance. The Seine’s capture of the Vengeance five days later was a celebrated victory for the crew. Holed Fine, a few rim-bumps, engraving text is quite bold and well done. Estimate: $200-$300.

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Spain

1422. Granada, Spain, cast silver proclamation medal, Ferdinand VI, 1747, rare. 5.82 grams; 30 mm. Obverse: bust

of Ferdinand VI, florette below, FERDINANDVS . VI . D.G. HISPANIARVM . REX; reverse: crowned F and Y flanking pomegranate with crown above, 1747 below, GRANADA . IN . EIVS . PROCLAMATIONE. Choice AU, well made with full details, fields tooled (most likely contemporary or even during production to remove casting bumps), gold-orange toning in recessed areas. Pedigreed to the Richard Long auction of March 1991 (lot #174) and to the Ponterio auction of April 1997, with original lot-tag #46. Estimate: $350-$500.

1423. Soria, Spain, silver proclamation medal, Charles IV,

1789. 58.80 grams; 46 mm. Obverse: busts of Charles IV and Queen

María Luisa, .CAROLUS . IV . ET . ALOYSIA . AUGUSTI. above; reverse: helmeted woman standing holding flag in right hand and left hand resting on shield, NUMANTIN ACCLAMATIO flanking, SUMPT . COMIT . DE . GOMARA. / SIGNIT . MAY . AN . M.DCC.LXXXIX. in exergue. Cleaned AU, well detailed, centers untoned with bold rainbow toning around rims. Estimate: $350-$500.

St. Kitts 1424. St. Kitts (St. Christopher), silver medal, Louis XIV, Paris mint, dated 1666 (struck ca. 1860), “E:BEE” edge, return of St. Kitts to France, NGC MS 64, ex-Briand. 41 mm.

Very lustrous with even purple toning throughout, hints of dark blue around rim. Pedigreed to the F.P. Briand collection. NGC #4661331002. Estimate: $300-$450.

Uruguay

1425. Montevideo, Uruguay, cast silver proclamation medal, Charles IV, 1789. Medina-198. 18.28 grams; 36 mm XF and quite nice for a crude type, even wear on high points with original surfaces, patches of green toning from silver mixture. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500. 269


1426. Santo Domingo Soriano,

Uruguay, cast silver proclamation medal, Ferdinand VII, (1808), very rare. Medina-389. 14.48 grams; 30 mm. Santo

Domingo Soriano was established in 1624 by a Franciscan mission; it was the first permanent European settlement in Uruguay. Obverse: monogram for Ferdinand VII; reverse: native with bow and arrow, S above, D S flanking. AU with minor encrustation on reverse, well made with bold details and good rims. Fewer than five examples are known. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

1427. Montevideo, Uruguay, cast silver proclamation medal, Ferdinand VII, 1808, rare. Medina-323. 22.98 grams; 40 mm. Nu-

mismatically important as the third and largest design for Ferdinand VII Montevideo proclamation medals; this one features the actual bust design of Ferdinand VII. Obverse: bust of Ferdinand VII, 1808 below, FERNANDO. VII DEI GRATIA flanking; reverse: indigenous figure holding palm frond and wreath over globe, legend reads PROCLAMADO EL DIA XII DE AGOSTO DE 1808 / M O. Choice AU with devices and fields reworked after casting to bring out details, obverse with green patination, reverse mostly untoned. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

1428. Montevideo, Uruguay, cast silver

proclamation medal, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1808. Medina-325. 9.97 grams;

28 mm. The first of three designs in the 1808

Montevideo proclamation series. Bust of Charles IV (representing Ferdinand VII) with 1808 on obverse, reverse with banner reading FERNANDO. VII above castle. AU with typical crude strike, scrape along rim on reverse at 3 oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;clock and a scratch to left of banner, green toning throughout with minor verdigris around castle, some spots of original silver color. Very scarce piece with no recent auction appearances. Estimate: $700-$900.

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1429. Uruguay, silver medal, 1846, Medal of Honor for

General Garibaldi for his participation in the Battle of San Antonio, struck on a Montevideo siege peso of 1844 (date erased). 28.5 grams. Unique medal with raised center showing legend

INVINCIBLES COMBATIERON around EL 8 DE FEBRERO 1846 in the center, struck on the reverse of a Uruguayan peso of 1844 (KM-5, a rarity in itself ) but with that date effaced on the coin, looped for suspension, toned XF overall. In the Battle of San Antonio, 200 members of the Italian Legion took part and suffered 30 dead and 53 injured men. While the usual silver oval medal awarded to the soldiers on that occasion is already quite scarce, the present specimen is naturally of another magnitude in importance due to its uniqueness and the historical figure it was awarded to. A copy of the corresponding decree can be found on pp. 187-188 in the scarce work Boletín Histórico Estado Mayor del Ejército, no. 21 (1941). Pedigreed to the Superior auction of June 7-10, 1987, and originally acquired by a Mr. Giusseppe Tagliafico in Tunis, also pedigreed to our Auction #7 (lot #1821). Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

1430. Uruguay, silver oval officer’s military medal, 1865,

Battle of Yatay. 14.39 grams, 1-1/4” x 1” Choice UNC with prooflike fields and only a small scrape on outer rim at 9 o’clock, mottled rainbow toning on obverse, much less so on reverse with some faint orange toning around text, a few pieces of blue ribbon attached to hanger by thread (hanger, loop, and ribbon are probably not original). Estimate: $150-$225.

USA

1431. USA (Philadelphia mint), large bronze award medal, Columbian Exposition, 1892-93, awarded to Paraguay, rare,

with original case. Eglit-90. 209.53 grams, 3” Possibly unique medal awarded to the government of Paraguay for their exhibits and presence at the 1893 Columbian Exposition. Obverse by Augustus Saint-Gaudens features Columbus going ashore with sailors looking on (the one to the right is believed to be the only self-portrait of Saint-Gaudens), text CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS / OCT XII / MCCCCCXCII and the pillars of Hercules above with PLUS ULTRA. Reverse by Charles Barber with angels flanking globe on top, award text flanked by torches and sailing ship below. Choice UNC with original surfaces and chocolate brown color, no problems. With original metal case. Estimate: $600-$900.

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1432. USA (struck in Italy for Paraguay), large white-metal medal, Columbian Exposition, 1892, by R. Muzio, Cristóbal Colón, NGC MS 63, rare. Eglit-284. 58 mm Very rare

Columbian Expo medal struck for Paraguay in high relief, with busts of Christopher Columbus on obverse and then-Paraguayan President Juan Gualberto González (1890-94) on the reverse. Made in white metal with some luster under patina, a few surface marks for the grade. Only one other in the NGC census, also in MS 63. NGC #4658477-002 (oversized slab, 6-1/2” x 4-3/4”). Estimate: $300-$450.

1433. USA, silver “so-called dollar,” 1914, Panama Califor-

1434. USA, gilt brass “so-called dollar,” 1915, Panama-

Uncle Sam holding shovel and pickaxe, North and South America in background, legend around reading PANAMA CALIFORNIA EXPOSITION SAN DIEGO 1915; reverse: S.S. Ancon passing through Panama Canal lock, AUG. 15. 1914 in exergue, above legend reads PANAMA CANAL OPENED BY S.S. ANCON / OFFICIAL SOUVENIR. Popular as the first and only official exposition medal depicting Uncle Sam; listed as R-5 in H&K. Good surfaces with light rainbow toning throughout, heavy die-polish lines on reverse. NGC #4700602-004. Estimate: $400-$600.

wreath to San Francisco with rising sun in background, legend reading CALIFORNIA THE EXPOSITION STATE / SAN FRANCISCO. 1915; reverse with steamship passing through Panama Canal flanked by 19 and 15, encircled with legend PANAMA CANAL COMPLETION EXPOSITION / SAN FRANCISCO. Prooflike surfaces with light patina contrasting with frosted design elements, entirely golden color with a few spots of red toning. NGC #4702954-001. Estimate: $200-$300.

nia Exposition - Official Medal, NGC MS 64. HK-426. Obverse:

Pacific Expo / California - Expo State, NGC MS 63 PL. HK414. Obverse: Minerva with California flag and bear at feet presenting

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Ancient Coins Ancient Greek

Calabria

Acarnania

1435. Acarnania, Leucas, AR stater, 4th century BC, NGC Choice XF, strike 4/5 surface 5/5. Calciati 75. 8.72 grams. Pegasus flying left with monogram below / Head of Athena left, wearing Corinthian helmet and ivy leaf behind. Beautiful toning and deep strike with reverse a bit off center. NGC #4372277-008. Estimate: $600-$900.

1438. Calabria, Tarentum, AR nomos “boy on dolphin,”

315-302 BC. Vlasto 607-608; BMC 232; Evans V-B,12; SNG Copenhagen 848849; HN Italy 937. 7.67 grams. Naked horseman galloping right, holding

shield on left arm, thrusting spear downward with right hand and holding two horizontal spears in left hand, SA beneath horse / Taras, holding kantharos and trident, riding left on dolphin. VF, very lightly toned, minor die wear. Estimate: $200-$300.

Attica

1439. Calabria, Tarentum, AR nomos “boy on dolphin,” ca.

1436. Attica, Athens, AR tetradrachm “owl,” after 449 BC. SNG Copenhagen 41. 17.14 grams. Helmeted

head of Athena right / Owl standing right; olive sprig and crescent above; all within shallow incuse. Small planchet resulting in chunky coin, owl more well struck than Athena but both well centered, toned VF. Estimate: $400-$600.

272-240 BC. Vlasto 695; SNG ANS 1069; HN Italy 967. 7.79 grams. Naked

horseman galloping right, holding shield on left arm, thrusting spear downward with right hand / Taras astride dolphin left with left hand on dolphin. Silvery VF. Estimate: $350-$500.

Ionia

Bactria

1440. Ionia, Erythrae, electrum hecte, 550-500 BC, NGC

Choice AU, strike 5/5 surface 5/5. SNG von Aulock 1942; SNG Kayhan

1437. Bactria, AR tetradrachm, Sophytes, ca. 325/305-294

BC), imitating Athenian tetradrachm “owl,” NGC Choice VF, strike 4/5 surface 3/5. SNG ANS 1. Helmeted head of Athena right /

737-8. 2.57 grams. Head of Herakles left, wearing lion-skin headdress / Irregular quadripartite incuse square with three partially filled quadrants. Faint sediment in crevices. NGC #4373465-008. Estimate: $600-$900.

Owl standing right; olive sprig and crescent above; all within shallow incuse. Rather soft details but the owl side very deeply impressed into the flan. NGC #4243505-017. Estimate: $500-$750.

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Lucania

1441. Ionia, Phocaea, electrum hecte, 477-388 BC, NGC

Choice XF, strike 5/5 surface 4/5. Bodenstedt 94. 2.53 grams. Female head left with hair pulled back in low bun behind ear / Four-part incuse square. Bold strike. NGC #4373465-012. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

1446. Lucania, Metapontum, AR nomos, 334-330 BC.

Historia Numorum Italy 1581; Johnson Class C. 7.77 grams. Head of Demeter right, wearing grain wreath and triple-pendant earring / Barley-ear with leaf right. Bold and well-detailed VF+ with deep steely toning. Estimate: $400-$600.

Kingdom of Thrace

1442. Kingdom of Thrace, AR drachm, Seleukos I Nikator, 305-281 BC. cf SC 43. 4.22 grams Head of Herakles right, in lion skin headdress / Zeus seated left. VF, lightly toned. Estimate: $150-$225.

1447. Lucania, Metapontum, AR nomos, 334-330 BC. Johnson

Kings of Macedon

Class B. 7.72 grams.

Helmeted head of Leukippos right; dog behind / Barley ear, leaf to right. Nice VF, very lightly patinated. Pedigreed to our Auction #9, with original lot-tag #1319. Estimate: $400-$600.

Moesia

1448. Lot of eleven Moesia, Istros, AR drachms, ca. 400-350 1443. Kings of Macedon, AR drachm, Alexander III (â&#x20AC;&#x153;the

Greatâ&#x20AC;?), 336-323 BC. 4.04 grams. Head of Herakles right, in lion skin headdress / Zeus seated left. Bold VF with nice toning. Estimate: $150-$225.

BC. 58.89 grams total weight. Two male heads facing, the left inverted / Sea-eagle on dolphin. Mostly VF and well centered. With generic certificates for resale use. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

1449. Lot of twelve Moesia, Istros, AR drachms, ca. 400-350

BC. 61.12 grams total weight. Two male heads facing, the left inverted / Sea-eagle on dolphin. Mostly VF and well centered. With generic certificates for resale use. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

Lesbos

Myrina 1444. Lesbos, Mytilene, electrum hecte, 521-478 BC, lion

head, NGC Choice XF, strike 4/5 surface 4/5. Bodenstedt 13. 2.59 grams. Head of roaring lion right / Head of calf right, struck in incuse,

divided rectangular punch behind. Nicely detailed strike with light sediment in crevices. NGC #4373465-001. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

1450. Myrina, Aeolis, AR tetradrachm, mid-2nd century BC, stephanephoric type, NGC Choice AU, strike 4/5 surface 3/5. BMC 11, SNG Copenhagen 221. 16.42 grams. Laureate head of Apollo

1445. Lesbos, Mytilene, electrum hecte, 521-478 BC, ram

head, NGC XF, strike 4/5 surface 3/5. Bodenstedt 16. 2.55 grams.

Head of ram right; cock below / Incuse head of roaring lion, punch behind. Bold strike, light sediment in crevices. NGC #4373490-001. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

right / MYPINAIWN, Apollo standing right, holding beribboned branch, amphora at feet, all in wreath, KA monogram in left field. Brightly lustrous with sharp details. NGC #4372881-001. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

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Ptolemaic Kings of Egypt

Thessaly

1453. Thessaly, Larissa, AR drachm, 400-365 BC, NGC

Choice AU, strike 4/5 surface 4/5. BCD Thessaly II 225. 5.97 grams.

Head of nymph Larissa facing slightly right, wearing ampyx, pendant earring, and necklace, hair flying freely around face / Horse grazing right, exergual line. Bold, well-centered strike. NGC #4372864-008. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

1451. Lot of two Ptolemaic Kings of Egypt bronze AE 42,

Ptolemy II and III, 285-221 BC. Sear 7783; Svoronos 463 for Ptolemy II and Sear 7814; Svoronos 964 for Ptolemy III. 135.82 grams total weight. Head

of Zeus-Ammon, right, wearing a tainia, on obverse. Two eagles standing, left, on thunderbolt with PTOLEMAIOU BASILEWS legend on reverse. Very worn but uncorroded F to VF with centered punch marks on both sides. Pedigreed to our Auction #9, with original lot-tags #1323 and 1324. Estimate: $200-$300.

Sicily

1454. Thessaly, Larissa, AR drachm, 350-325 BC.

SNG

Well-struck head of nymph Larissa three-quarter face to the left, hair in ampyx / Horse, left, about to roll and head not visible, AIWN, beneath, on obverse. Lightly toned and slightly encrusted AXF, off-center strike. Pedigreed to our Auction #9, with original lot-tag #1330. Estimate: $175-$250.

Copenhagen 120-122. 5.86 grams.

Thrace

1452. Sicily, Akragas, AR didrachm, ca. 490-480 BC. SNG ANS

939ff. 8.56 grams. Well-centered sea-eagle with closed wings, standing left, AKRA behind / Off-center crab. Semi-lustrous AXF. Pedigreed to our Auction #9, with original lot-tag #1328. Estimate: $400-$600.

1455. Thrace, Byzantium, AR siglos, 340-320 BC. SNG BMC Black Sea 21ff. 5.31 grams. Bull standing left on dolphin / Incuse granulated mill-sail pattern. Bold AVF with nice toning, the incuse off-center. Estimate: $150-$225.

Ancient Judaea 1456. Judaea, AR zuz, Bar Kokhba Revolt, 134-135 AD, undated issue attributed to year 2 (133/4 CE), NGC Choice AU, strike 4/5 surface 4/5. Hendin 1391; Mildenberg 32ff. 3.41 grams.

SMA (Paleo-Hebrew) within wreath of thin branches wrapped around eight almonds, with a medallion at top and tendrils at bottom / â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Year two of the freedom of Israelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; (Paleo-Hebrew), fluted jug with handle on left; in right field, willow branch. Good luster, only slightly off-center strike. NGC #4373470-010. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

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Ancient Roman

1463. Roman Republic, AR denarius, Q. Titius, 90 BC. Crawford 341/1; Sydenham 691. 4.03 grams. Head of

Roman Republic

1457. Hispania, Emporion, AR imitation drachm, ca. 250-220 B.C. SMGBM 16. 4.69 grams. Head of

Persephone or Arethusa right, three dolphins around / Pegasus flying right, EMPORITON below. Well-centered reverse, VF with surface porosity, toned in crevices. Estimate: $400$600.

Mutinus Titinus (Priapus) right, wearing winged diadem / Pegasus springing right, Q TITI in exergue. Low-relief VF, nicely toned, slightly off-center strike. Estimate: $150-$225.

1464. Roman Republic, AR denarius, C. Naevius Balbus, 79 BC, Rome mint. Crawford 382/1 a;

Diademed head of Venus right / Victory driving galloping triga right, holding reins. Off-center XF with muted toning, serrated edge. Estimate: $125-$200.

Sydenham 769. 3.68 grams.

1458. Roman Republic, AR denarius, Cn. Domitius, 128 BC, Rome mint. Crawford 261/1;

Sydenham -514; Seaby Domitia-14. 3.89

grams. Head of Roman right / Victory in galloping biga right, ROMA above, man spearing lion below horses, CN DOM in exergue. XF with deep toning. Estimate: $125-$200.

Roman Empire

1459. Roman Republic, AR de-

narius, C. Cassius, 126 BC. Crawford

266/1; Sydenham 502; Cassia 1. 3.87 grams.

Helmeted head of Roma right; urn and X behind / Liberty, holding scepter and pileus, in quadriga right; C. CASSI below, ROMA in exergue. Slight sedimentation above Roma’s head, well-centered VF. Estimate: $150-$225.

1460. Roman Republic, AR de-

narius, T. Quinctius Flaminus, ca. 126 BC, Rome mint. Crawford

1465. Roman Empire, AE sestertius, Nero, 54-68 AD, struck

267/1; RSC Quinctia 2; BMC 1038. 3.99

grams. Helmeted head of Roma right; flamen’s cap behind, X below chin / The Dioscuri riding right; Macedonian shield between Q-T below. Well-centered XF with good toning. Estimate: $125-$200.

1461. Roman Republic, AR

64 AD. RIC 137-141; BMCRE 127. 20.80 grams. NERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GER P M TR P IMP P, laureate head right, aegis on bust / ANNONA VGVSTI CERES, S C in exergue, Ceres seated left, holding grain-ears and torch, facing Annona standing right, holding cornucopiae, between them, ship’s stern and modius set on altar. Popular emperor, heavily patinated VG. Estimate: $300-$450.

1466. Roman Empire, AR de-

denarius, Q. Fabius Labeo, 124 BC. Crawford 273/1; Sydenham

narius, Vespasian, 69-70 AD.

1462. Roman Republic, AR denarius, Cn. Domitius Ahenobarbus, 116-115 BC. Crawford

1467. Roman Empire, AR de-

532. 3.88 grams. LABEO before, ROMA behind, helmeted head of Roma right, X below chin / Jupiter in quadriga right, prow below; Q FABI in exergue. Shiny VF. Estimate: $125-$200.

Helmeted head of Roma right with curl on left shoulder, ROMA before, X behind / Jupiter in quadriga right with thunderbolt & branch, CN DOMI in exergue. Bold AXF, nicely toned. Estimate: $125-$200.

285/1; Sydenham 535. 3.86 grams.

RSC

IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, laureate head right / Captive Jewess seated right, hands tied before, trophy of captured arms behind, IVDAEA in exergue. VF with clear lettering, good toning, minor surface porosity. Estimate: $300-$450.

226; BMC 35. 2.81 grams.

narius, Antoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. RIC 136; RSC 344; BMC 530. 2.96

grams. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P, laureate head right / COS IIII, Clasped hands holding grain ears & caduceus. Lovely XF with minimal toning. Estimate: $250-$325.

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1468. Roman Empire, AR

denarius, Maximinus I, 235238 AD. RIC 14; RSC 85a; BMC

99. 2,70 grams. IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / SALVS AVGVSTI, Salus seated left, feeding from patera a serpent rising from altar. Well-detailed XF+ with nice luster, flan- and edge-cracks. Estimate: $200-$300.

1472. Eastern Roman Empire, AV solidus, Arcadius, 383-408

AD. cf. RIC 46g. 4.46 grams. D N ARCADI-VS P F AVG Helmeted, cuirassed bust three-quarter facing right / CONCORDI A AVGG I Constantinopolis seated facing, head to right, holding long scepter and globus surmounted with Victory, in exergue CONOB. Choice AU with muted luster, nicely centered. Estimate: $600-$900.

Byzantine Empire 1469. Roman Empire, AE sestertius, Gordian III, 240-244

AD. RIC 297b; Cohen 44; Sear 8773. 18.70 grams. IMP GORDIANVS PIVS

FEL AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / AETERNITATI AVG, Sol standing, facing left, raising right hand and holding globe in left, S-C across fields. Attractively patinated VF. Estimate: $200-$300.

1473. Byzantine Empire, AV solidus, Justin I, 518-527 AD, NGC MS, strike 4/5, surface 4/5 / flan flaw. DOC 3b; MIBE 5; Helmeted and cuirassed bust facing slightly right, holding spear over shoulder and shield / Angel standing facing, holding long cross and globus cruciger, CONOB in exergue. Lustrous and well centered. NGC #4277853-007. Estimate: $400-$600.

SB 137. 4.44 grams.

1470. Roman Empire, AE sestertius, Octacilia Severa (wife of

Philip I), 244-249 AD. RIC 203; Cohen 10. 18.61 grams. MARCIA OT-

ACIL SEVERA AVG, diademed draped bust right / CONCORDIA AVGG, Concordia seated left, holding patera and double cornucopiae, SC in exergue. Solid, dark VF coin with two parallel clips on edge. Estimate: $200-$300.

1474. Byzantine Empire, AV solidus, Theodosius II, 402-450 AD, Constantinople mint. RIC X 292-3. 4.43 grams. D N THEODOSI-VS P F AVG Pearl-diademed, helmeted, and cuirassed bust facing slightly right, holding spear over shoulder in right hand and shield decorated with horseman motif on left arm / IMP XXXXII COSXVII P P, Constantinopolis, helmeted, seated left, holding globus cruciger in right hand and scepter in left, left foot on prow, left elbow resting on shield at her side; star in left field; CONOB. Scratches in obverse field but otherwise XF, some encrustation. Estimate: $400$600.

1471. Roman Empire, AV solidus, Valens, 364-378 AD,

Antioch mint. RIC IX 2d, xiii.4; cf. Cohen 32. 4.10 grams. D N VALENS-

PER F AVG Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / RESTITVTOR - REIPVBLICAE Emperor standing left, head right, holding labarum marked with cross and Victory on globe. Polished VF with light scratches on reverse field. Estimate: $300-$450.

1475. Byzantine Empire, AV semissis, Maurice Tiberius,

582-602 AD, NGC MS, strike 4/5, surface 4/5. DOC 12a; MIB

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D N mAVRI-P P AVG Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust of Maurice Tiberius to right / VICTORIA-AVGG Victory advancing right, her head turned to right, holding wreath in her right hand and cross set on globe in her left, CONOB in exergue. Lustrous, slightly off-center on an oval flan. NGC #2412507-006. Estimate: $400-$600.

17a; SB 485. 2.26 grams.

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U.S. Coins Gold

1476. USA (San Francisco mint), $20 coronet Liberty

“double eagle,” 1857-S. 33.16 grams. The 1857-S double eagle was considered scarce until the SS Central America was found. Though this is not from that wreck, it is still a desirable, pre-Civil War double eagle. XF, minor marks and surface hairlines, bright from light cleaning, with good, mark-free rims. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

1477. USA (Philadelphia mint), high relief $20 St. Gaudens

“double eagle,” 1907, wire rim. 33.40 grams. Lustrous UNC, polished surfaces, good rims. Highly popular ephemeral issue. Estimate: $7,000-$10,000.

Silver

Dollars 1478. USA (Philadelphia mint), $1 seated Liberty, 1869.

26.68 grams. Cleaned XF, several rim bruises, gun-metal gray toning

around details. Estimate: $300-$450.

1479. USA (San Francisco mint), trade dollar, 1877-S, made into a locket (“box dollar”). 22.06 grams. Interesting “box dollar”

made from a genuine 1877-S trade dollar, the surfaces polished and worn, good craftsmanship evident in interior with burnished circular pattern and sturdy hinge, small piece of broken glass in center (possibly used to hold a photo at some time). Box dollars were popular souvenirs on sale at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair. Estimate: $200-$300.

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1480. USA (Philadelphia mint), $1 Morgan, 1881, NGC

MS 64. Muted luster, pleasant toning with hues of orange, red and blue. NGC #3141278-017. Estimate: $100-$150.

1481. USA (Philadelphia mint), $1 Morgan, 1887, VAM-

12A DDO gator & clash “top 100,” NGC MS 65. One of

1483. USA (Philadelphia mint), $1 Morgan, 1903, NGC MS 64. Deep rainbow toning on obverse, blast white reverse with hints of gold tone around rims. NGC #1551904-094. Estimate: $100-$150.

1484. USA (Denver mint), $1 Morgan, 1921-D, NGC MS 65. Popular last year of issue for the Morgan dollar series. Dark rainbow

the top 100 VAMs; diagnostics include doubled LIBERTY, die-clash mark at throat, doubled front of eye (hence the term “gator”), sharply struck, great luster and smooth surfaces, deep rainbow toning around rims. NGC #282080-016. Estimate: $100-$150.

toned obverse, completely white lustrous reverse, very strong details from good strike. NGC #1780202-015. Estimate: $200-$300.

1482. USA (San Francisco mint), $1 Morgan, 1902-S, NGC MS 65. gray toning over muted luster giving a rather matte appearance

1485. USA (Philadelphia mint), $1 Peace, 1934, PCGS

to the surfaces, streaks of lustrous silver, hints of colorful gold and red toning. NGC #2044772-017. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

MS63. Light russet orange toning throughout, a few minor bagmarks but otherwise very nice surfaces. PCGS #15800251. Estimate: $125-$200.

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Classic commemorative half dollars

We are pleased to offer a complete set of 48 commemorative half dollars (some in the Express Session), a collection that was assembled one coin at a time in New England in the mid-1950s.

1486. USA (San Francisco mint), half dollar, 1915-S, Pan- 1489. USA (Philadelphia mint), half dollar, 1921, Alabama,

ama-Pacific, NGC MS 64. Very popular classic commemorative, even rainbow toning mostly of red-orange hues, nice surfaces. NGC #2713838-007. Estimate: $400-$600.

2x2, NGC UNC details / obv improperly cleaned. The special notation 2x2 is present on the first 6,006 Alabama halves struck. A few minor surface hairlines noted on obverse upon close inspection, bright white and lustrous, nice smooth surfaces on reverse. NGC #2725693002. Estimate: $150-$225.

1487. USA (Philadelphia mint), half dollar, 1918, LincolnIllinois, NGC MS 63. Lustrous surfaces, mostly untoned with a

few streaks of gray toning, usually found with strong strikes but the sharpness of details on the reverse stands out on this piece. NGC #2725693-001. Estimate: $100-$150.

1490. USA (Philadelphia mint), half dollar, 1921, Missouri, 2*4, NGC MS 64. Key coin in the classic commemorative half

dollar series. Good strike and surfaces, lustrous with a faint, browntoned halo around the center devices (rather typical for this type). The 2*4 signifies Missouri being the 24th state admitted into the Union; another group of Missouri halves without the mark were also issued. NGC #4703569-008. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

1488. USA (Philadelphia mint), half dollar, 1920, Maine,

NGC MS 65. Very smooth fields, mostly lustrous and white, some die polish lines noted around AMERICA (typical for this issue). NGC #2728570-004. Estimate: $200-$300.

1491. USA (Philadelphia mint), half dollar, 1922, Grant, no

star, NGC MS 64. Blast white and very lustrous, well-struck with great details, usual light die-polish lines on obverse. NGC #2728570005. Estimate: $125-$200.

1492. USA (Philadelphia mint), half dollar, 1924, Hugue-

not, NGC MS 65. Muted luster with somewhat matte surfaces, very few contact marks. NGC #2725693-003. Estimate: $125-$200.

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1493. USA (Philadelphia mint), half dollar, 1925, Fort

1497. USA (Philadelphia mint), half dollar, 1927, Vermont,

Vancouver, NGC MS 63. Semi-key in the classic commemorative

NGC MS 64. Lustrous and untoned, choice fields. NGC #2725693005. Estimate: $150-$225.

1494. USA (Philadelphia mint), half dollar, 1925, Lex-

1498. USA (Philadelphia mint), half dollar, 1928, Hawaii,

half dollar series. Lustrous smooth surfaces, dark blue toning around HALF DOLLAR. NGC #2728570-007. Estimate: $250-$375.

ington-Concord, struck through error, NGC MS 62. Struck

through piece of wire brush on reverse across Old Belfry. Perhaps a bit conservatively graded, a few minor contact marks, good strike and details, small spots of darker gray toning. NGC #4703569-001. Estimate: $80-$120.

NGC MS 63. Desirable key classic commemorative half dollar; 10,008 coins were minted and sold by the Bank of Hawaii for $2 in 1928. Frosty surfaces with good luster, light gold toning around rims, very well struck. NGC #2713838-006. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

1495. USA (Philadelphia mint), half dollar, 1925, Stone 1499. USA (Philadelphia mint), half dollar, 1934, Maryland, Mountain, NGC MS 64. Lustrous, free of any major marks, light

PCGS MS64. Muted luster with satin-like surfaces, a few small spots of gold toning. PCGS #36269916. Estimate: $100-$150.

1496. USA (San Francisco mint), half dollar, 1925-S, California, NGC MS 64. Popular design with gold miner on obverse,

1500. USA (Philadelphia mint), half dollar, 1934, Texas,

gold toning throughout. NGC #4703560-002. Estimate: $80-$120.

bear on reverse. Bright luster, choice smooth surfaces, a few spots of toning but mostly white. NGC #2725693-004. Estimate: $150-$225.

NGC MS 66. Popular classic commemorative design. Significant

luster, bright white coin with sharp strike and great details. NGC #2725693-006. Estimate: $150-$225.

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1501. USA (Philadelphia mint), half dollar, 1935/34, Boone,

1505. USA (San Francisco mint), half dollar, 1935-S, San

NGC MS 64. Light luster, matte-like surfaces, spotty toning. NGC #4703569-004. Estimate: $80-$120.

Diego, NGC MS 65. Lustrous, matte surfaces with a few streaks of purple toning on the reverse fields but otherwise untoned. NGC #4703560-013. Estimate: $80-$120.

1502. USA (Philadelphia mint), half dollar, 1935, Con-

1506. USA (Denver mint), half dollar, 1936-D, Columbia,

necticut, NGC MS 64. Bright white with striking luster, satin

NGC MS 67. High-grade example with choice surfaces, some die-polish lines showing, mostly white with some light blue toning around central devices on obverse. NGC #4703560-006. Estimate: $300-$450.

1503. USA (Philadelphia mint), half dollar, 1935, Hudson, NGC UNC details / improperly cleaned. Semi-key date; mintage

1507. USA (Philadelphia mint), half dollar, 1936, Albany,

1504. USA (Philadelphia mint), half dollar, 1935, Spanish

1508. USA (Philadelphia mint), half dollar, 1936, Bridge-

surfaces, small area of faint gold toning above tree, very well struck. NGC #2728570-009. Estimate: $150-$225.

of just 10,008 coins. Lustrous and untoned, streak of surface hairlines at 10 oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;clock on obverse. NGC #2725693-008. Estimate: $400-$600.

Trail, NGC MS 65. Semi-key-date classic commemorative half;

popular design with a mintage of 10,008 coins. Lustrous, bright white surfaces, choice fields with moderate die-polish lines. NGC #2725693007. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

NGC MS 64. Blast white, satiny luster. Slightly scarce with 17,671 coins of a 25,013 mintage distributed (the balance were melted). NGC #2728570-011. Estimate: $125-$200.

port, NGC MS 63. Matte surfaces with a few light surface marks across high points to note, faint gold toning throughout with a few spots of dark brown toning. NGC #4703560-009. Estimate: $80$120.

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1513. USA (Philadelphia mint), half dollar, 1936, Lynch1509. USA (Philadelphia mint), half dollar, 1936, Cleveland- burg, NGC MS 64. Obverse features the bust of US Senator Carter Great Lakes, NGC MS 65. Moderate luster, semi-satiny fields, light spots of brown and dark red toning. NGC #4703560-007. Estimate: $80-$120.

1510. USA (Philadelphia mint), half dollar, 1936, Delaware,

Glass, one of the few persons to be depicted on a US coin while living. Lustrous, satiny, and completely untoned, very well struck with defined hairline and dress details on woman on reverse (a quality missing on even some higher-grade pieces). NGC #2728570-012. Estimate: $125-$200.

ing in center of obverse. NGC #4703569-003. Estimate: $150-$225.

1514. USA (Philadelphia mint), half dollar, 1936, Norfolk, NGC MS 66. White, glossy surfaces, sharply struck. NGC #2728570-

1511. USA (Philadelphia mint), half dollar, 1936, Elgin,

1515. USA (Philadelphia mint), half dollar, 1936, Rhode Island, NGC MS 65. Satiny surfaces, light blue toning in center

NGC MS 64. Lustrous, smooth surfaces with pleasing light blue ton-

NGC MS 65. Matte surfaces with muted luster, light gray toning

010. Estimate: $200-$300.

on reverse. NGC #4703569-005. Estimate: $80-$120.

around rims. NGC #4703560-008. Estimate: $100-$150.

1512. USA (Philadelphia mint), half dollar, 1936, Gettysburg, NGC MS 64. Popular classic commemorative design and

event. Flashy surfaces and very well struck with defined details, faint gold toning around rims. NGC #2725693-009. Estimate: $400-$600.

1516. USA (Philadelphia mint), half dollar, 1936, RobinsonArkansas, NGC MS 63. Obverse features the bust of US Senator

Joseph T. Robinson, one of the few persons to be depicted on a coin while living. Matte surfaces, decent luster, some streaks of dark gray toning (mostly on the obverse). NGC #4703569-002. Estimate: $80-$120.

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1517. USA (Philadelphia mint), half dollar, 1936, Wisconsin, PCGS MS64. Rather matte fields with minor luster, faint

1521. USA (Denver mint), half dollar, 1937-D, Oregon

rainbow toning around devices and letters, popular design. PCGS #36269915. Estimate: $125-$200.

Trail, NGC UNC details / improperly cleaned. Faint surface hairlines noted under close inspection, white and satiny appearance. NGC #2725693-012. Estimate: $100-$150.

1518. USA (Philadelphia mint), half dollar, 1936, York, NGC MS 65. Muted luster, red-orange toning throughout. NGC

1522. USA (Philadelphia mint), half dollar, 1937, Antietam, NGC MS 64. Semi-key classic commemorative with a popular design

#4703560-003. Estimate: $100-$150.

and theme. Bright white and shiny with significant luster, very well struck. NGC #2725693-011. Estimate: $400-$600.

1519. USA (San Francisco mint), half dollar, 1936-S, Bay

Bridge, NGC MS 64. Muted luster, light contact mark across bear on obverse, spotty brown toning. NGC #4703560-004. Estimate: $100-$150.

1523. USA (Philadelphia mint), half dollar, 1937, Roanoke, NGC MS 64. Lustrous with very smooth fields, mostly white with

some spotty orange toning on reverse. NGC #2725693-010. Estimate: $100-$150.

1520. USA (San Francisco mint), half dollar, 1936-S, Cin-

cinnati, NGC MS 64. Very lustrous, satin surface with die-polish lines. NGC #2728570-013. Estimate: $250-$375.

1524. USA (Philadelphia mint), half dollar, 1938, New Ro-

chelle, NGC MS 66. Smooth, silky surfaces with light luster, gem fields with faint rainbow toning throughout. NGC #4703569-008. Estimate: $250-$375.

1525. USA (Philadelphia mint), half dollar, 1946, Iowa,

NGC MS 67. Matte-like surfaces with some luster, sharply struck (as

is typical for this issue). NGC #4703560-001. Estimate: $125-$200.

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Smaller denominations

1530. USA (Denver mint), 10 cents “Winged Liberty,” 19161526. USA (Philadelphia mint), half dollar “Walking Lib- D, NGC VF 30, key date. Popular key date with just 264,000 coins erty,” 1919, NGC XF details / cleaned. Very low mintage issue with just 962,000 coins struck, considerably scarce in grades above VF. Surfaces somewhat smooth and shiny from past cleaning, now darkly rainbow toned throughout. NGC #4704124-001. Estimate: $300-$450.

struck by the Denver mint in 1916, the design’s first year of issue. Circulation wear evenly throughout with good detail on the fasces and leaves on the reverse, light purple toning around design elements but mostly silver gray in color, slight die rotation (typical for this date). NGC #4703569-010. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

Copper 1527. USA (Denver mint), quarter dollar “Standing Lib-

erty,” 1919-D, ANACS EF 45. Mixed toning mostly of dark gray with some hints of red and orange color, rather scarce date in old ANACS holder. ANACS #2565504. Estimate: $350-$500.

1531. USA (Philadelphia mint), one cent “Flowing Hair,”

1528. USA (Philadelphia mint), quarter dollar “Standing Liberty,” 1921, NGC AU details / cleaned, key date. Low mintage of just 1.916 million quarters struck in 1921, exclusively by the Philadelphia mint. Somewhat lustrous with decent striking details, evidence of clashed dies with the eagle’s tail feathers appearing on the obverse to the left of Lady Liberty, light surface marks from past cleaning. NGC #4826938-001. Estimate: $500-$750.

1794, head of 1795, S-72, NGC F 12 BN. KM-13. Probably a conservative grade by NGC. This coin was once graded by ANACS (ca. 1990s) as VF 25. The die crack in between the TY in LIBERTY on the obverse denotes this as the Sheldon-72 / Breen-65 variety. Wellstruck example with sharp rims, small mark below E in AMERICA on reverse, deep brown toning throughout. NGC#2729501-001. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

1532. USA (Philadelphia mint), large cent “Draped Bust,” 1802, S-230, encapsulated NGC XF 40 BN.

1529. USA (Philadelphia mint), quarter dollar “Standing Liberty,” 1930, PCGS AU58, CAC. Faintest of handling noted

on high points, lustrous and mostly white with some light orange toning around rims and across Liberty. PCGS #32751409. Estimate: $100-$150.

KM-22. This Sheldon-230 / Breen-8 die variety is noted for a die crack through LIBERTY on the obverse, another above the wreath on the reverse and a dimple above the N in CENT also on the reverse. Significantly detailed example with modest circulation wear, well-struck obverse with somewhat soft reverse strike, minimal non-distracting marks, deep brown toning. Only circulated examples of this variety have been seen at NGC. NGC #2729501-002. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

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U.S. Paper Money Colonial

1533. Delaware, USA, colonial currency, 10 shillings, Jan. 1535. Pennsylvania, USA, colonial currency, 50 shillings, 1, 1776, serial 51488, PCGS Choice About New 55PPQ, exFord. DE-79. Only light handling around the edges, strongly embossed

with great ink color, visible colonial anticounterfeiting measures including blue threads, mica flakes, and the adage TO COUNTERFEIT IS DEATH. Pedigreed to the John J. Ford, Jr. Collection. PCGS #80535494. Estimate: $250-$375.

Oct. 1, 1773, serial 18771, PCGS Choice About New 55PPQ, ex-Ford. PA-170. Even paper and ink color and quality, decent centering, sharp edges, very minimal handling, farm fields depicted on the reverse. Pedigreed to the John J. Ford, Jr. Collection. PCGS #80535551. Estimate: $150-$225.

Obsolete

1534. New Jersey, USA, colonial currency, 3 shillings, March 25, 1776, plate B, serial 33093, PCGS Choice About New 45PPQ. NJ-177. Some handling around edges plus a single central

fold but boldly inked with original paper quality and vivid leaf design on reverse. Colonial-era currency printers, beginning with Benjamin Franklin, would use leaves for banknote features in the belief that natureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s designs would be tough to counterfeit. PCGS #80403185. Estimate: $150-$225.

1536. Apalachicola, Florida, USA, Bank of West Florida, $5, 3-11-1832, serial 967, plate A, PMG VF 30. Haxby-FL45G30.

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Payable to a C. Colclough. Nicely framed note, minor stain at top and some paper toning but otherwise problem free. PMG #1801441-004. Estimate: $125-$200.

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Philippines

1537. Jacksonville, Florida, Bank of St. Johns, $10, 21-31859, serial 1963, PMG VF 20. Haxby-FL30G4a. Evenly circulated

1539. Manila, Philippines (US administration), Treasury

Legal Tender

A pack-fresh note with sharp edges and corners, good margins, and crisp paper quality showing original waviness from the printing process, with signatures of S. Osmena (as president of the Philippines) and J. Hernandez (as Auditor General). PCGS #80755430. Estimate: $600-$900.

scarce Florida obsolete featuring a large central vignette of a hunter shooting a white stag. PMG holder mentions a closed pinhole with a few more minor ones noticed under close inspection. Boldly inked signatures, well-cut margins, light contemporary pencil annotation on reverse. PMG #5012283-005. Estimate: $400-$600.

Certificate, 100 pesos, ND (1944), VICTORY series no. 66, serial F00431490, PCGS Choice New 63 PPQ. SCWPM-100a.

1540. Manila, Philippines (US administration), Treasury 1538. USA (Washington, D.C.), Legal Tender, $1, July 11, 1862, series 206, Chittenden-Spinner, serial 71082, PMG Choice VF 35. Fr-16. Excellent margins, corners and edges on this

note, a few folds for the grade but not exhibiting any discoloration from circulation, great ink colors, PMG holder notes toning which is confined to the reverse of the note. PMG #8055169-001. Estimate: $350-$500.

Certificate, 100 pesos, ND (1944), VICTORY series no. 66, serial F01396100, PCGS Choice About New 55 PPQ. SCWPM-

100c. Similar to previous lot though a slightly different design featuring

the signatures of Manuel Roxas (as president of the Philippines) and M. Guevara (as Auditor General). Very tough to determine how this graded About New 55 but it seems upon close inspection that thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s some light handling around the edges. Even so, the 55 grade is perhaps a little conservative. Certainly the PPQ designation is spot on, though, as the paper is choice with no problems such as stains or toning. PCGS #80755431. Estimate: $400-$600.

1541. Manila, Philippines (under US administration), Treasury Certificate, 50 pesos, ND (1944), victory series no. 66, serial F01576561, PMG AU 55. SCWPM-99a. Choice note with

only the slightest handling seen in the rounded corners, decent ink color with some paper toning (typical for Philippines bank notes of the time), even margins. PMG #8048757-016. Estimate: $400-$600.

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World Paper Money Argentina

1542. Buenos Aires, Argentina, Provincia de Buenos Aires, 1544. Buenos Aires, Argentina, Provincia de Buenos Aires, 50 pesos, 1-1-1869, serial 180380, rare. SCWPM-S488a. Vignettes

of a singing gaucho with dog at bottom left, allegorical woman at top center, and Governor of Buenos Aires Juan Gregorio de las Heras at bottom right. VF, miscut with portion of next note’s top border showing, some ink spots on reverse, paper retains some crispness. Estimate: $500-$750.

10 pesos, 1-3-1844, serial 853770. SCWPM-S405b. Vignettes of livestock at center and left side, top political heading from prior issue VIVA LA CONFEDERACION ARGENTINA! MUERAN LOS SALVAJES UNITARIOS blacked out. AU+, two holes at left, choice paper quality. Estimate: $350-$500.

1545. Buenos Aires, Argentina, Provincia de Buenos Aires, 10 pesos, 25-5-1858, serial 114164. SCWPM-S431. Vignettes of

1543. Buenos Aires, Argentina, Provincia de Buenos Aires, 10 pesos, 1-3-1841, serial 143373. SCWPM-S379. Scarce Argentina

note printed on watermarked orange paper that is commonly found well circulated. VG, previously mounted with tape-repaired edge-split, contemporary ink annotation on reverse. Estimate: $200-$300.

cattle at left and right, coat of arms in center. VF, two holes at left (typically found on notes of this time period), rather large serial numbers and signature with some ink erosion noted, contemporary ink “1931” and crayon “20” annotations at reverse, this type not encountered often in any condition. Estimate: $200-$300.

1546. Buenos Aires, Argentina, Provincia de Buenos Aires,

5 pesos, 1-2-1844, serial 571512. SCWPM-S389. Design with several rhea birds throughout plus political heading at top. XF/AU, two small holes at right, good paper quality with some ink spots on reverse, a rather scarce note in terms of both condition and availability. Estimate: $350-$500.

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1547. Buenos Aires, Argentina, Provincia de Buenos Aires, 5 pesos, 25-5-1858, serial 16116. SCWPM-S430. Depiction of a steer at left, coat of arms in center. F/VF, small holes at left, minor rust stains. Estimate: $150-$225.

1550. Buenos Aires, Argentina, Provincia de Buenos Aires, 1

peso, 25-5-1858, serial 101010. SCWPM-S429a. Argentina’s coat of arms at center. VF, partial wet ink transfer at bottom left, ink “1991” and crayon “40” annotations on reverse, no pinholes or tears to note. Estimate: $200-$300.

1548. Buenos Aires, Argentina, Provincia de Buenos Aires,

1 peso, 1-1-1841, serial 64009. SCWPM-S377a. Vignette of woman with sailing ship in background at center, printed on orange paper. F/ VF, small pinhole and center edge split, bold black ink printing with vivid inked signature, year, and serial number, some ink spots on reverse (typical for Argentina notes of the time). Quite scarce to find in this quality. Estimate: $400-$600.

1551. Buenos Aires, Argentina, Banco Nacional, 1 peso, 1-11883, series L, serial 0773030. SCWPM-S694. Sailor vignette to left,

bust of Governor of Buenos Aires M. Rodriguez to right. VF, pressed, small stain on reverse, good edges and corners. Estimate: $200-$300.

1549. Buenos Aires, Argentina, Provincia de Buenos Aires,

1 peso, 1-1-1844, serial 9508969. SCWPM-S384. Nice example of an earlier Argentinean issue, warm orange color with defined ink signatures and serial number, typical miscut with large top and rightside margins, VF overall with a few small edge splits repaired by tape plus some ink spots on reverse. Estimate: $150-$225.

1552. Córdoba, Argentina, Otero y Ca., 1 real plata bolivi-

ana, 1-4-1869, serial 0246. SCWPM-S1997. Very scarce note from

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Chile

1553. Lot of three General Vedia, Chaco, Argentina, Colonia

General Vedia, notes, (ca. mid-1800s): 1 peso, serial 3191; 10 centavos, serial 8582; 5 centavos, serial 2298. SCWPM-unl. Both

allegorical as well as industrial vignettes grace these colorful and scarce General Vedia municipal issues. All generally VF, curved <1” tear at top of 1 peso, otherwise no problems to note. Estimate: $350-$500.

1554. Lot of two Argentina, Banco Central, no date (198591), specimen notes: 1,000 and 50 australes. SCWPM-329s; 326s.

Both numbered “2345” in lower right-hand corner, bust of Julio A. Roca on the 1,000 australes and Bartolome Mitre on the 50 australes. Both Gem Uncirculated notes, no problems. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $150-$225.

1556. Lot of four Santiago, Chile, Banco Central, specimen pesos in leather display portfolio: 10,000 pesos, 1989; 5,000 pesos, 1993; 1,000 pesos, 1978; 500 pesos, 1977. SCWPM-156s,

Brazil 1555. Lot of 23 Brazil, Banco Central, specimen notes,

155s, 154s, 153s. Rare set of Crisp Uncirculated, high-denomination specimen notes issued by the Banco Central. With original Banco Central de Chile imprinted leather display portfolio. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

1986-93 SCWPM-235s, 234s, 233s, 232s, 231s, 230s, 229s, 228s, 227s, 222s, 221s, 220s, 219s, 218s, 217s, 216s, 215s, 214s, 213s, 212s, 211s 210s, 209s. Complete run of specimen Brazilian notes (SCWPM-209s to 234s), most Gem Uncirculated with handling and mounting remnants noted on the 10 to 1,000 cruzados. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

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Colombia

1557. Colombia, Banco de Panama, 5 pesos, ND (ca. 1869), serial RP 1715, PMG Choice VF 35, finest known in PMG

census. SCWPM-S722r; DP-7497. Although 10,000 notes for this type were produced by the American Bank Note Company, very few have survived, made apparent by the fact that this is the finest of just five seen in the PMG census. Very presentable with modest circulation evidence and light paper toning (often seen on these notes), good ink colors and margins. PMG #5002605-001. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

1559. Barranquilla, Colombia, Banco de Barranquilla, 20

1558. Barranquilla, Colombia, Banco de Barranquilla, 50 pesos, 26-7-1900, series P, serial 05638, PMG Good 4 net / pesos, 26-7-1900, series O, serial 14575, PMG Very Good 8 net / paper damage, tape. SCWPM-S260; DP-6140. Very rare note

from this issuer and in a typical condition for Colombian bills of this time period. Notes from Colombian private banks in the early 1900s traded often and were printed on sub-par paper, hence most rare types are seen with heavy circulation. PMG holder notes paper damage and tape. Still possesses colorful ink, the serial and signatures faded yet with serial number fully visible. One of just two in the PMG census, the other being a Fine 12 example. Printed by local printer Armenta & Prieto. PMG #80444294-014. Estimate: $300-$450.

paper damage, tape repairs, only known example on PMG census. SCWPM-S258; DP-6135. As with the prior lot, Colombia private

bank issues of 1900 are typically encountered heavily circulated. PMG holder mentions paper damage and tape repairs as some interior splits have been repaired with paper on the reverse. Otherwise, the ink colors are still bold and the serial number, while faded, is still visible. The series P 20 pesos from this bank are scarcer than the series O 50 pesos, evident in this being the only found in the PMG census and one of the very few to appear recently. Printed by local printer Armenta & Prieto. PMG #8044294-013. Estimate: $500-$750.

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1560. Bogotá, Colombia, Banco Nacional, 10 pesos, 30-10-

1899 overprint on Bogotá, Colombia, Banco de la Union, 10 pesos, 1-1-1883, series B, serial 3932, PMG VF 20. SCWPMS862; DP-8876.1. Banco Nacional overprint of 1899 on 1883-dated Banco

de la Union 10 pesos (SCWPM-S682). Scarce issue generally found well circulated, this one with a diamond cut cancellation (as noted by PMG), otherwise no problems beyond the usual circulation wear and soiling. PMG #8053596-008. Estimate: $250-$375.

1562. Bogotá, Colombia, Banco Nacional, 5 pesos, 28-10-

1899, series E, serial 897233, PMG VF 30. SCWPM-256; DP-222.

Printed by the Litografia Nacional as part of the third and final emission. Crude printing with inconsistent ink color yet all details fully visible, nice note with a few light stains but no major problems. PMG #8053596-005. Estimate: $150-$225.

1563. Bogotá, Colombia, Banco Nacional, 2 pesos, 28-101899, series D, serial 243956, woman faces left, PMG Choice VF 35. SCWPM-251a; DP-215. Slightly miscut, great overall color, noted 1561. Bogotá, Colombia, Banco Nacional, 5 pesos, 28-10-

1899, series A, serial 000518, PMG Choice VF 35, finest known in PMG census. SCWPM-253 (incorrect on PMG label); DP-226.

by PMG as previously mounted, very scarce Colombian Civil War issue with woman’s head on obverse facing left. PMG #8053596-002. Estimate: $100-$150.

Printed by Otto Schroeder in Bogotá, Colombia (incorrectly stated on label as a product of the Litografia Nacional) as the first emission for this series of notes. In addition, Parra notes the Banco Nacional 1899 5 pesos begins with series A, making this low serial number 000518 among the first issued for the type; he also states notes from this printer are rare. Choice example with especially bold blue underprint and light overprint (perhaps Otto Schroeder getting the printing method down), well-defined red Banco Nacional seal on reverse, the PMG notation of previous mounting apparently related to a faint paper pull on the reverse. PMG #8053596-005. Estimate: $200-$300.

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1564. Bogotá, Colombia, Banco Nacional, 2 pesos, 28-101899, series H, serial 519769, woman faces right, PMG AU 53. SCWPM-252; DP-216. This note is tied with one other for second

finest known behind a single AU 55 (see next lot). Bold ink colors, good margins and edges, light paper toning. PMG #8053596-003. Estimate: $100-$150.

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1565. Bogotá, Colombia, Banco Nacional, 2 pesos, 28-101899, series I, serial 147733, woman faces right, PMG AU 55, finest known in PMG census. SCWPM-252; DP-216. Scarce in this

quality with no Uncirculated and only a few AU examples listed in the PMG census, this one being the finest seen by PMG. Slightly miscut as is typical for these notes, especially vivid colors and underprint, choice bold reverse ink. PMG #8053596-008. Estimate: $125-$200.

1566. Bogotá, Colombia, Banco Nacional, 1 peso, 30-101899 overprint on Barranquilla, Colombia, Banco de Marquez, 1 peso remainder, 188X, serial 36125, PMG VF 30. SCWPM-S651; DP-8890. Uncommon note in a higher grade than typically

seen. The Banco Nacional overprint is very bold, with great paper quality and color, slightly shifted obverse printing, good edges and corners, no problems. PMG #8053596-001. Estimate: $350-$500.

1567. Bogotá, Colombia, Banco de Colombia, 50 centavos (or) 2/- shillings remainder, 1-9-1918, series Y, PMG VF 20, finest in PMG census. SCWPM-S391r; DP-6795. Scarce note

denominated in both 50 centavos as well as 2 shillings. PMG holder notes punch hole cancellations and minor rust, a few small interior holes to mention as well, some embossing still showing through. PMG #8053596-009. Estimate: $400-$600.

1568. Popayán, Colombia, Banco del Cauca, Hipotecario,

bromide “photographic” proof 1 peso, ND (1880s), serial A000000A, separate obverse and reverse proofs. SCWPM-unl;

DP-unl. Separate front and back proofs prepared by the American Bank

Note Company for a bank that never ended up issuing notes, unlisted in both the Standard Catalog and Parra and thus probably unique. Printed on thick paper, mounting remnants along top margins with paper pulls, some distortion of printing along top border of obverse proof. Without series or date noted, serial number of solid zeros. Estimate: $200-$300.

1569. Sogamoso, Colombia, Banco de Sogamoso, 50 pesos

remainder, 15-8-1882, series D, serial 0610, PMG AU 50. SCWPM-S844r; DP-7700. Highest

denomination printed for this private bank; Parra notes this issue is only known in remainder form. Good edges, a few stain spots around edges, some paper toning, good ink colors. PMG #8044303-014. Estimate: $350-$500.

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1570. Cali, Colombia, Banco del Cauca, 5 pesos, 16-5-1881, series B, serial 1950, PMG Fine 12 net / repaired, previously mounted, finest known in PMG census. SCWPM-S359a; DP-7836.

One of just two in the PMG census with the other being a VG 8 note. This ABNCo-produced series saw extensive circulation in the late 1800s throughout Colombia, making surviving examples scarce. This piece appears to have been saved for some time, as the PMG holder mentions a repair and previous mounting remnants as found on the reverse. Otherwise, the note shapes up well with good obverse color and a nice “1950” serial number. Parra writes that a run of 6,000 notes were produced in December 1880, numbering from 1 to 6000 while another 8,000 were produced in October 1884, making this piece among the first issued. PMG #8053596-007. Estimate: $200-$300.

Costa Rica 1571. San José, Costa Rica, Banco Internacional, 2 colones, 5-8-1936, PCGS VF 25, series B, serial 896597, popular “Mona Lisa” issue. SCWPM-167. This iconic Costa Rican note printed

by Waterlow & Sons features Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa” as the central obverse vignette while the reverse shows a rancher leading an ox cart. Well-centered and colorful printing, sharp corners and edges. PCGS #80717784. Estimate: $1,750-$2,500.

Great Britain 1572. London, Great Britain, Bank of England, counterfeit 10 pounds, 20-6-1938, block L107, serial 69027, Operation Bernhard counterfeit, PMG AU 55. SCWPM-336B; Schwan-Bol-

ing-182. PMG holder mentions paper maker’s notch (an element from

the printing process); otherwise, just some light staining on reverse to note. Much better than commonly encountered as the majority PMG has seen graded between VF and XF. A counterfeit note produced by Polish and Jewish prisoners held by the Nazis in the Sachsenhausen concentration camp during World War II. Prisoners produced notes in quantity and went so far as to handle and dirty them to simulate circulation. Toward the end of the war, the Nazis dumped the notes into lakes and rivers where some were recovered. PMG #5002592-010. Estimate: $200-$300.

Honduras 1573. Trujillo, Honduras, Aguan Navigation and Improve-

ment Company, 10 pesos, 25-6-1886, serial B111, PMG Choice Fine 15. SCWPM-S105. The Aguan Navigation & Improve-

ment Company attempted to build an Atlantic-Pacific canal through Honduras but folded before the project could be realized. Higher denomination notes from the company are scarce. PMG holder notes paper damage in the form of some edge damage and four small holes at the top, some small red stains noted, good ink color and interesting “111” serial number. PMG #8053596-010. Estimate: $125-$200.

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Nicaragua

1576. Panama, Banco Central de Emisión, 1 balboa, 1941, series of 1941, serial 034959, “Arias” note. SCWPM-22a. Popular 1574. Nicaragua, República de Nicaragua, 50 centavos, 12-10-1894, series II, serial 00(1017?), Discovery of the Americas - 402nd Anniversary commemorative issue, very rare. SCWPM-21. Interesting note from a series commemorating the

“Arias Issue” or “Seven Day” note that only circulated for a week from Oct. 2 to Oct. 9, 1941. VF, some staining but still quite colorful, no pinholes or tears. Estimate: $600-$900.

Switzerland

402nd anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ discovery of the Americas. Obverse with text and two signatures, reverse with a depiction of a seated Liberty with sun and rays behind plus a row of five mountains to right. Unpriced in any grade in the Standard Catalog. VG+, some small areas of paper loss, two holes to right, some staining, typical grade for this short-lived, locally printed issue, very rare and seldom offered for sale. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

Panama

1575. Panama, Banco Central de Emisión, 1 balboa, 1941, series of 1941, serial 001264, “Arias” note, PMG VF 25 EPQ. SCWPM-22a. Popular “Arias Issue” or “Seven Day” note that

only circulated for a week from Oct. 2 to Oct. 9, 1941. The notes are nicknamed for President Arnulfo Arias who supported their issue and was deposed via a coup in October of 1941 whereupon the notes were withdrawn and many destroyed. Circulated, yet retaining impressive colors and bold embossing, worthy of the EPQ designation. PMG #8046725-001. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

1577. Zürich, Switzerland, Banque Nationale Suisse, 1,000

franken, 4-10-1957, serial 2C43349, PCGS Choice About New 58. SCWPM-52b. Popular large note with a depiction of “danse

macabre” or dance of death on the reverse: a child, young woman, and old man are all seen being taken by angels of death. On the obverse, a young woman’s vignette, upon closer inspection, reveals the shoulder and cowl of another angel of death in front of her. Very minimal handling found on the upper right corner, some light spots of paper toning, excellent margins and color. PCGS #80818719. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

Venezuela 1578. Caracas, Venezuela, Banco Central, 10 bolívares, 5-101950, serial D914335, PMG AU 53 EPQ. SCWPM-31a. Desirable earlier date for this series, very minor handling around edges, choice paper quality with strong embossing and ink colors. PMG #1742351008. Estimate: $200-$300.

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Coin Jewelry World Gold Coins

Gold Cobs

India

Mexico City, Mexico

1579. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 escudos, Philip V, as-

sayer not visible (style of 1711-13J), ex-1715 Fleet, contourmounted in 14K gold bezel. 7.78 grams total. Lustrous with minor surface friction, full shield, partial off-center cross. From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

Seville, Spain

1580. Seville, Spain, cob 2 escudos, Philip III, assayer not

visible, mounted cross-side out in silver men’s ring (size 11) with gold bezel and embellishments (crossed swords and conquistador head). 26.71 grams total. Coin with good color and luster, ring is polished and bright. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

1581. Pair of gold Indian coins (AV padmatankas, Yadavas of

Devagiri, 1200s) mounted in 14K gold earrings (post-style).

15.07 grams total. Coins cupped as from lotus punch in center and

mounting, reverses smooth and polished. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

Netherlands

1582. Holland, United Netherlands, gold ducat, 1802, mounted knight-side out in 18K gold bezel with emerald in bail at top and four diamonds in prongs. 8.13 grams total.

Nice, decorative mounting, coin fully detailed with polished surfaces, small dig in surface at center obverse. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $600-$900.

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1583. Portugal (Lisbon mint), 1000 reis, João V, 1745,

mounted cross-side out in 14K men’s gold ring (size 10). 12.37 grams total. Sturdy, ornate ring with both sides of coin showing, some

gold toning around rims of coin. Estimate: $400-$600.

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Spain 1584. Seville, Spain, double excelente, Ferdinand-Isabel, star

at top, S and four dots at bottom between busts, mounted in 18K pendant with 2.02 carats of diamonds. 28.89 grams

total. Very beautiful and visually striking display with 44 diamonds embedded in a hefty bezel (signed on back: “L. Aguinsky”) around a choice coin with very nice surfaces and strike, featuring highly detailed portraits of the king and queen facing each other, the reverse open to show shield side. Estimate: $10,000-$15,000.

Shipwreck Coins Santiago, sunk in 1585 off the Bassas da India atoll between Mozambique and Madagascar (east of Africa) 1585. Seville, Spain, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer Gothic

D at 4 o’clock outside tressure on reverse, from the Santiago (1585), mounted shield side out in 14K bezel with shackle bail. 29.57 grams total. Pleasing contour-bezel around choice coin, mostly full shield and cross visible with minor surface corrosion. From the Santiago (1585), with photo-certificate signed by Henry M. Taylor, III. Estimate: $600-$900.

Atocha, sunk in 1622 west of Key West, Florida

1586. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, Grade 2, from the Atocha (1622), mounted cross-side out in silver bezel with gold prongs, pirate face embellishment and shackle bail. 32.12 grams total. Mostly full and

bold shield and cross, could be worn either way facing out, moderate corrosion across surfaces, nice silver color throughout with gold bezel highlights. From the Atocha (1622), with Fisher tag and certificate #104469. Estimate: $500-$750.

1587. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer M,

Grade 1, from the Atocha (1622), mounted in 14K gold bezel with skull-and-crossbones at top below shackle bail. 38.52

grams total. Intricate mounting of nice, unusually shaped 8 reales with almost no surface corrosion, nearly full shield and cross, light polishing on shield side. From the Atocha (1622), with Fisher photo-certificate #H-19. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

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1588. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer R (curved leg), Grade 1, from the Atocha (1622), mounted cross-side out in silver bezel with 14K gold prongs and shackle bail. 40.37 grams total. Sturdy mounting with very choice

Atocha 8 reales, shield and cross full with minimal doubling, clear assayer, mintmark and denomination, light surface corrosion. From the Atocha (1622), with Fisher tag and certificate #219701. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

1589. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer Q, Grade 2 (not on certificate), from the Atocha (1622), mounted cross-side out in silver bezel with 14K gold prongs, conquistador face embellishment and shackle bail. 41.98 grams total. Nice mounting with embellishments on both sides, shield and

cross on coin almost full, with natural lacuna at center, very light surface corrosion. From the Atocha (1622), with Fisher tag and certificate #198262. Estimate: $500-$750.

1590. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer Q,

Grade 2, from the Atocha (1622), mounted cross-side out in silver bezel with 14K gold prongs, pirate face embellishment and shackle bail. 36.51 grams total. Well-mounted coin with

nice details including almost full but doubled shield and cross, pirate embellishment over upper-right quadrant of cross. From the Atocha (1622), with Fisher tag and certificate #103923. Estimate: $500-$750.

1591. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer T, Grade 1, from the Atocha (1622), certificate missing, mounted cross-side out in silver bezel with 14K gold prongs, dolphins embellishments and shackle bail. 41.78 grams total. Near full cross and shield with some flatness from weak strike, polished surfaces with gold toning starting to form. From the Atocha (1622), with Fisher/Miguel tag #TM 778. Estimate: $900-$1,350.

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1592. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer T, quad-

1595. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, Grade 1, from the Atocha (1622), tag and certificate missing, mounted cross-side out in 14K gold bezel with dolphins embellishment and shackle bail. 12.24 grams total.

Bold complete cross and nearly full shield with some flat areas, very minor corrosion (mostly along edges). From the Atocha (1622), with Fisher tag and certificate #104285. Estimate: $500-$750.

Santa Margarita, sunk in 1622 west of Key West, Florida

rants of cross transposed, Grade 2, from the Atocha (1622), mounted cross-side out in silver bezel with 14K gold prongs, pirate face embellishment and shackle bail. 39.05 grams total.

1593. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer Q,

Grade 2, from the Atocha (1622), mounted cross-side out in 14K gold bezel with shackle bail. 18.41 grams total. Doubled yet bold cross with minimal corrosion, shield partially corroded yet visible. From the Atocha (1622), with Fisher tag and certificate #264968. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

Nice piece with near-complete cross and shield, lightly polished yet with dark toning around details to give them depth. From the Atocha (1622), Fisher database #94A-4002. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

1596. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, Grade 1, from the Santa Margarita (1622), certificate missing, mounted cross-side out in 14K gold bezel with shackle bail. 9.81 grams total. Almost full cross and shield with mini-

mal corrosion, darkly toned fields. From the Santa Margarita (1622), with Fisher tag #5723. Estimate: $600-$900.

Concepción, sunk in 1641 off Hispaniola

1594. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer T, 1597. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip IV, assayer

quadrants of cross transposed, Grade 2, from the Atocha (1622), tag and certificate missing, mounted cross-side out in 14K gold bezel with shackle bail. 17.73 grams total. Slightly corroded but full cross and shield, darker toned surfaces. From the Atocha (1622), Fisher database #85A-200408. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

P, from the Concepción (1641), mounted cross-side out in 14K gold bezel with galleon embellishment on bail. 18.89

grams total. Interesting shaped cob highlighted by contour bezel, partial

cross and shield with minor corrosion. From the Concepción (1641). Estimate: $250-$375.

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Capitana, sunk in 1654 off Chanduy, Ecuador

1600. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1654E, from the Capitana 1598. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E (post-transitional),

from the Capitana (1654), mounted cross-side out in silver bezel with 14K gold prongs and shackle bail and silver galleon embellishment on other side. 30.83 grams total. Well-preserved cross with light corrosion and choice date, assayer and PHILIPVS III visible, shield side corroded but covered with detailed galleon embellishment. From the Capitana (1654). Estimate: $300-$450.

(1654), mounted cross-side out in silver bezel with 14K gold prongs and shackle bail and galleon embellishment on other side. 25.78 grams total. Nice cross with lightly corroded yet still visible assayer, mintmark, and three-digit date, shield side covered with galleon embellishment. From the Capitana (1654). Estimate: $300-$450.

Consolación, sunk in 1681 off Santa Clara Island, Ecuador

1599. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1653E, from the Capitana 1601. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1664E, from the Con-

(1654), mounted cross-side out in silver bezel with 14K gold prongs and pirate face embellishment and shackle bail and silver galleon embellishment on other side. 43.23 grams total.

total. Nice example with mostly full cross and pillars, two+ dates vis-

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Nice, full cross with clear mintmark and assayer, minor corrosion, dark gray toning all over. From the Capitana (1654). Estimate: $300-$450.

solación (1681), mounted cross-side out in 14K gold bezel with pirate face embellishment and shackle bail. 35.17 grams

ible (clear 4 of pillars-side legend date), light even corrosion. From the Consolación (1681). Estimate: $700-$1,000.

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Spanish 1715 Fleet, east coast of Florida

1604. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Charles II, assayer

1602. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1713(J), ex-1715

Fleet, mounted cross-side out in silver bezel with fleur-de-lis prongs and bail. 36.42 grams total. Full date, partial and off-center

cross and shield, polished surfaces with dark tan-brown toning in crevices. From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $350-$500.

not visible, ex-1715 Fleet, mounted cross-side out in silver bezel with 14K gold prongs, pirate-face embellishment and shackle bail. 34.29 grams total. Weak yet visible cross and shield,

lightly polished surfaces with gold toning starting to form over, almost no corrosion. From the 1715 Fleet, with photo-certificate. Estimate: $250-$375.

1603. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1714(J), ex-1715 1605. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer Fleet, ex-Real Eight, mounted shield side out in 14K gold bezel with shackle bail. 34.73 grams total. Partial yet bold cross and

shield, clear mintmark and date, dark gray contrasting toning around details. From the 1715 Fleet, with original Real Eight Co. certificate signed by John P. Jones. Estimate: $900-$1,350.

not visible, ex-1715 Fleet, mounted cross-side out in silver bezel with 14K gold pirate-face embellishment and bail. 31.95 grams total. Interesting whale-shaped cob, partial cross and shield, darkly toned. From the 1715 Fleet, with photo-certificate. Estimate: $250-$375.

Vliegenthart, sunk in 1735 off Zeeland, Netherlands 1606. Holland, United Netherlands, ducat, 1729, from the

Vliegenthart (1735), mounted in 18K pendant bezel. 7.96 grams total. Choice UNC with bold details, muted luster, nicely aligned

axis. From the Vliegenthart (1735). Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

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Hollandia, sunk in 1743 off the Isles of Grosvenor, sunk in 1782 off South Africa Scilly, southwest of England

1607. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1734MF, 1608. Pair of English East India Co. (Madras presidency)

from the Hollandia (1743), mounted pillars-side out in silver bezel engraved on outside with TREASURE FROM “HOLLANDIA” SUNK 1743. 30.36 grams total. Nice presentation with

ornate and antiqued bezel, some corrosion and small marks on coin surfaces yet fully detailed. From the Hollandia (1743), with original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300.

gold “star” pagodas, from the Grosvenor (1782), mounted deity-side out in drop-bar style 18K gold earrings. 9.02 grams

total. Warm gold toning on coins with bold strikes and clear details. From the Grosvenor (1781), with generic certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

Silver Cobs

Mexico City, Mexico

1609. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer O below mintmark oM to left, aligned axis, mounted in silver twisted-wire bezel with 18K gold prongs and shackle bail. 13.20 grams total. Choice coin with full and bold cross, shield, and

legends, lightly polished with bright silver luster all over. Estimate: $200-$300.

1610. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, Philip II, assayer O to right, mintmark oM to left, mounted cross-side out in 14K gold bezel with shackle bail. 7.60 grams total. Full and defined cross and shield, partial legends with some areas of strike weakness, light orange toning in recessed areas. Estimate: $175-$250.

1611. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, Philip II, assayer

O to right, mintmark oM to left, mounted cross-side out in 14K gold bezel with shackle bail. 7.17 grams total. Doubled

yet bold cross, full shield and partial legends, pleasing gold toning in fields. Estimate: $175-$250.

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1612. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, Philip II, assayer O to right, mintmark oM to left, mounted cross-side out in 14K gold twisted-wire bezel with shackle bail. 4.38 grams total.

Pleasing twisted-wire bezel, nicely round 1/2 real with full monogram and cross, partial legends with some flat areas. Estimate: $150-$225.

1615. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer not visible, ex-”Panama hoard,” mounted cross-side out in silver bezel with 14K gold prongs, pirate face embellishment and shackle bail. 37.67 grams total. Full cross with pirate embellishment

Potosí, Bolivia

to right, partial shield, red encrustation in recessed areas. From the ca.1629 “Panama hoard,” with photo-certificate. Estimate: $150-$225.

1613. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer R (curved leg), mounted cross-side out in 14K gold bolo-tie bezel. 32.99 grams total. Near-complete cross with partial shield, clear

mintmark and assayer, darkly toned. Estimate: $350-$500.

1616. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1747q, mounted crossside out in 14K bezel. 20.22 grams total. Full cross and pillars, two dates, original surfaces, darker toning and encrustation in lower areas. Estimate: $350-$500.

1614. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer T, ex-”Panama hoard,” mounted cross-side out in silver bezel with 14K gold prongs and shackle bail. 38.58 grams total. Cross

and shield almost full with bold details, devices highlighted by red encrustation in fields. From the ca.-1629 “Panama hoard,” with photocertificate. Estimate: $150-$225.

1617. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1684V, mounted pillars-

side out in 14K gold “octopus” pendant with ruby eyes. 23.73 grams total; 2” x 2-1/2”. Interesting nine-legged [sic] octopus bezel clutching the coin showing full cross and pillars, hole at upper right, darkly toned. Estimate: $500-$750.

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1618. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1702Y, mounted pillarsside out in 14K bezel. 9.75 grams total. Full cross and pillars, two dates, partial legend, darkly toned all over. Estimate: $350-$500.

1621. Carthage in Zeugitania, electrum stater, ca. 350-320 BC, aligned axis, mounted in 18K gold bezel with shackle bail and twelve diamonds. 18.87 grams total. Full and well-centered

bust and horse. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

Historic Coins Ancient Greek

1622. Corinth, Corinthia, AR stater, 4th century BC, mounted pegasus-side out in 14K gold bezel. 11.17 grams total. 1619. Attica, Athens, AR tetradrachm “owl,” mounted owl-

side out in 14K gold bezel with shackle bail. 28.16 grams total.

Beautiful piece with choice coin, well-centered and detailed owl, bust on other side equally well defined, very popular coin to have in jewelry. Estimate: $600-$900.

1620. Calabria, Tarentum, AR nomos, 315-302 BC, mounted boy-on-dolphin side out in 14K gold bezel with diamond at top. 12.10 grams total. Well-centered boy-on-dolphin, light orange toning across surfaces, minor encrustation around center device. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

Slightly oval-shaped flan, clear and centered pegasus, bust side also well detailed, lightly polished surfaces with gold toning starting to form. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

1623. Kings of Macedon, AR tetradrachm, Alexander III

(“the Great”), 336-323 BC, Amphipolis mint, struck under Kassander, Philip IV, or Alexander (son of Kassander), ca. 315-294 BC, mounted in 14K bezel. 22.57 grams total. Well-

centered strike on round flan with detailed design on both sides. Estimate: $600-$900.

1624. Kings of Macedon, AR drachm, Alexander III (“the

Great”), 336-323 BC, mounted portrait side out in silver men’s ring (size 10-1/2) with 14K gold bezel around coin.

18.01 grams total. Definite bust with dark gray toning in recessed areas. Estimate: $250-$375.

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Ancient Roman

Byzantine Empire

1625. Roman Republic, AR denarius, Julius Caesar, military

mint traveling with Caesar, ca. 49 BC, mounted elephantside out in 14K gold bezel. 9.01 grams total. Full, choice elephant

and nearly full CAESAR, grainy surfaces as from burial, historical and popular coin for jewelry. Estimate: $500-$750.

1626. Byzantine Empire, AV solidus, Justin II (565-574 AD), Constantinople mint, mounted in 18K gold bezel. 8.77 grams total. Fully detailed with well-centered strike. Estimate: $500-$750.

Netherlands 1627. Zeeland, Netherlands, 6 stuivers â&#x20AC;&#x153;ship shilling,â&#x20AC;? 1769, mounted in 14K gold bezel. 6.99 grams total. Nicely defined sailing

ship with clear sails, windows and rigging, minor encrustation, popular type coin to have in jewelry. Estimate: $125-$200.

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Shipwreck Artifacts “Hoi An Hoard,” sunk in the late 1400s off Vietnam

1628. Large Chinese blue-on-white unglazed porcelain bowl, intact, from the “Hoi An Hoard” (late 1400s). 756 grams, 2-3/8”

tall, 9-3/8” diameter. Simple bowl of flowers-and-leaf design in original

bisque surface with small discoloration, as made, the wreck found and salvaged in the 1990s with most of the porcelain sold at auction by Butterfields in 2000. From the “Hoi An Hoard” (late 1400s), with original sticker #142603. Estimate: $400-$600.

1629. Small Chinese blue-on-white porcelain jarlet with bird motif, intact, from the “Hoi An Hoard” (late 1400s).

110 grams, 2-1/4” tall, 2-1/2” diameter. Typical design with blue-painted birds on outstretched wings and plants, flower petals around mouth, background a creamy white, beautifully intact and somewhat glossy, the wreck found and salvaged in the 1990s with most of the porcelain sold at auction by Butterfields in 2000. From the “Hoi An Hoard” (late 1400s), with original sticker #50016. Estimate: $200-$300.

1630. Small Chinese blue-on-white porcelain jarlet with bird

motif, intact, from the “Hoi An Hoard” (late 1400s). 94 grams, 2” tall, 2-1/2” diameter. Typical design with blue-painted birds on outstretched

wings and plants, flower petals around mouth, background a creamy white and somewhat glossy, beautifully intact, with small reddish barnacle near the mouth, the wreck found and salvaged in the 1990s, with most of the porcelain sold at auction by Butterfields in 2000. From the “Hoi An Hoard” (late 1400s), with original sticker #89102. Estimate: $200-$300.

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1631. Lot of two small Chinese blue-on-white porcelain

teacups with flower motif, intact, from the “Hoi An Hoard” (late 1400s). One is 62 grams, 1-1/4” tall, 2-5/8” diameter; the other is 57 grams, 1-3/8” tall, 2-5/8” diameter. Flower-and-petal design on petite

intact cups, one with creamier background color and much crackling, both intact with small barnacles on exterior, the wreck found and salvaged in the 1990s with most of the porcelain sold at auction by Butterfields in 2000. From the “Hoi An Hoard” (late 1400s), with original stickers #51755 and 52635. Estimate: $150-$225.

1632. Lot of two small Chinese blue-on-white porcelain teacups with flower motif, intact, from the “Hoi An Hoard” (late 1400s). One is 49 grams, 1-1/2” tall, 2-3/4” diameter; the other is 58

grams, 1-3/8” tall, 2-3/4” diameter. Fluted-edged petite intact cups with small flowers in bottom of bowl, flowers and leaves around outside, with one cup showing more age crackling, the wreck found and salvaged in the 1990s with most of the porcelain sold at auction by Butterfields in 2000. From the “Hoi An Hoard” (late 1400s), with original stickers #57070 and 88792. Estimate: $150-$225.

1633. Lot of two small Chinese blue-on-white porcelain teacups with flower motif, intact, from the “Hoi An Hoard” (late 1400s). One is 43 grams, 1-1/8” tall, 2-5/8” diameter; the other

is 48 grams, 1-1/4” tall, 2-5/8” diameter. Fluted-edged very small cups with whimsical small designs (Chinese characters?) in the bottom of the bowl, flowers and branches with berries around the outside, one cup with more crackling throughout, the wreck found and salvaged in the 1990s with most of the porcelain sold at auction by Butterfields in 2000. From the “Hoi An Hoard” (late 1400s), with original stickers #3959 and 72146. Estimate: $150-$225.

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Mary Rose, sunk in 1543 off Portsmouth, south of England 1634. Small piece of rope fiber from the Mary Rose (1543) with small

tag from The Mary Rose Trust inside an acrylic display. 171 grams, 3-3/8” x 2-1/2” x 1”. Henry VIII’s flagship Mary Rose, sunk in the Solent north of Isle of

Wight, remains one of the most important monuments of nautical archeology, from its discovery in 1971 to its salvage in 1982, its hull and artifacts still on display locally and still being researched and conserved. Pieces of rope a lot scarcer than wood (see next lot). From the Mary Rose (1543). Estimate: $300-$450.

1635. Small section of wooden timber from the Mary Rose (1543)

inside an acrylic cube signed by famous archeologist Margaret Rule.

148 grams, 2” x 2” x 2”. Henry VIII’s flagship Mary Rose, sunk in the Solent north

of Isle of Wight, remains one of the most important monuments of nautical archeology, from its discovery in 1971 to its salvage in 1982, its hull and artifacts still on display locally and still being researched and conserved. From the Mary Rose (1543). Estimate: $250-$375.

Atocha, sunk in 1622 west of Key West, Florida

1636. Gold-and-emerald ring, approx. 1 carat,

size 4, from the Atocha (1622). 2.1 grams. A some-

what plain, gold-wire ring (slightly misshapen but wearable) but with nice, round emerald of attractive milky-green color, good clarity, with asymmetric facets on top (almost cabochon). From the Atocha (1622), with Fisher photo-certificate #86A-P004 and appraisal certificate for $25,000, pedigreed to our Auction #12 (lot #1780). Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

1637. Small gold button from the Atocha (1622). 0.53 gram, 1/2” x 1/4”.

Tiny well-made button (one of a set of twelve found, according to the Fisher certificate) with a concave sheaf-of-wheat design soldered to a very small circle (to affix to material). From the Atocha (1622), with Fisher photo-certificate #97A58939-B. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

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1638. High-quality natural emerald, 2.56 carats, grade 1C,

from the Atocha (1622). Roughly 3/8” x 1/4”. Mostly crystalline

shape with even dark-green color throughout, opaque and with light encrustation on some surfaces. From the Atocha (1622), with Fisher tag and certificate #97A-60465. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

1644. Natural emerald, 0.8 carat, grade 2B, from the Atocha

(1622). Roughly 1/4” x 3/16”. Light green to white in color, amorphous shape. From the Atocha (1622), with Fisher tag and certificate #97A59521. Estimate: $350-$500.

1639. High-quality natural emerald, 1.68 carats, grade 1C, from the Atocha (1622). Roughly 3/8” x 1/4”. Crystal and rough surfaces with lovely bright green color amid opaque surfaces. From the Atocha (1622), with Fisher tag and certificate #99A-56892. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

1640. High-quality natural emerald, 1.33 carats, grade 1B,

from the Atocha (1622). Roughly 1/4” x 3/16”. Beautiful flat crystal on one side with rough surfaces and encrustation on the other side, all with an even dark-green color. From the Atocha (1622), with Fisher tag and certificate #96A-58373. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

1641. Natural emerald, 1.38 carats, grade 2B, from the Atocha (1622). Roughly 1/4” x 3/16”. Triangular-shaped beryl of

light green opaque color. From the Atocha (1622), with Fisher tag and certificate #98A-56656. Estimate: $600-$900.

1645. Silver “folio” (small pedestal), 12.8 oz troy, from the Atocha (1622). 417 grams, 4-1/4” tall, 2” base diameter. Labeled a “folio”

1642. Natural emerald, 1.7 carats, grade 2B, from the Ato-

cha (1622). Roughly 1/4” x 3/16”. Completely opaque light-green stone with encrustation. From the Atocha (1622), with Fisher tag and certificate #98A-56199. Estimate: $600-$900.

on the Treasure Salvors certificate, very similar examples can be found in the Christie’s 1988 sale of Atocha material and listed as a silver tapering column of unknown purpose. These cones were found tightly packed in wooden chests in the cargo area, and since some have religious symbols on them, they may have been ingots intended as a devotional offering. This piece is a cone of twelve perpendicular lines from top to bottom and ten horizontal rings all wrapped around a tapering hollow center. From the Atocha (1622), Fisher database #A86-1142-2, with photo-certificate signed by Bob Moran, plus photocopy of 1987 division showing points value of 44.44 points. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

1643. Natural emerald, 0.56 carat, grade 2A, from the Atocha (1622). Roughly 1/4” x 3/16”. Very small light-green specimen, opaque

throughout. From the Atocha (1622), with Fisher tag and certificate #97A-59403. Estimate: $350-$500.

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1646. Iron gun barrel (wall/rail gun) and parts from the Atocha (1622). Gun, 3320 grams; box, 18” x 12”. Artifacts like these are

rare from the Atocha (not to mention the rarity of anything iron still intact from any old shipwreck). The design is like an arquebus but with holder for inserting to a channel on a rail or wall for steady shooting. Fully conserved, matte black with rough surfaces from corrosion, also with various loose iron parts (also conserved) of the same gun nicely displayed in a large glass-topped box. From the Atocha (1622), with Fisher certificate #09A-81867 and appraisal for $15,000. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

Capitana, sunk in 1654 off Chanduy, Ecuador 1647. Tiny but ornate gold earring with high-quality cabochon emerald (approx. 1/2 carat) from the Capitana (1654), rare, plated in Horner. 0.38 gram; approx. 3/8” x 1/4”. This was prob-

ably part of something bigger (like an earring), as it is of exceptional quality for its size, the emerald quite translucent and deep green, with glossy surfaces (open on both sides), held in place by four prongs in an oval setting with ribbed sides, loop and jump-ring at top, no damage at all, very rare as the only piece of jewelry ever offered for sale from this wreck, which did not yield many artifacts in the first place. From the Capitana (1654), pedigreed to our Auction #12, with original lot-tag #1791, also photographed in Dave Horner’s book Shipwreck (1999). Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

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Maravillas, sunk in 1656 off Grand Bahama Island

1648. Long gold chain, 66â&#x20AC;?, from the Maravillas (1656). 74.47 grams. A beautifully hand-crafted continuous length of very bright and obviously high-grade gold intact chain made of unusual, flat rectangular-shaped links (3/16â&#x20AC;? in length) with rectangular openings for linking pieces together. From the Maravillas (1656), with photo-certificate. Estimate: $7,000-$10,000.

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1649. Natural emerald, 17.75 carats, from the Maravillas (1656). Roughly 3/4” x 1/2”. Large,

molar-like specimen with black matrix covering one half, typical light green color. From the Maravillas (1656), with photo-certificate #CE0752. Estimate: $200-$300.

1650. Natural emerald, 13.73 carats, from the Maravillas (1656). Roughly 5/8” x 1/2”. Barrel-

shaped molar-like stone with hints of dark matrix and flat side for easy display. From the Maravillas (1656), with photo-certificate #CE0751. Estimate: $200-$300.

1651. Lot of two natural emeralds, 6.04 and 8.22 carats, from the Maravillas

(1656). About 1/2” each. Two nuggets of different shapes and sizes, one very milky and the other shiny and tumbled. From the Maravillas (1656), with photo-certificates #CE0742-3. Estimate: $200-$300.

1652. Lot of three natural emeralds, 4.45, 4.51 and 6.10 carats,

from the Maravillas (1656). About 1/2” each. Three disparate chunks, from dark to light green in color and from rough angular to smooth tumbled in shape. From the Maravillas (1656), with photo-certificates #CE0739-41. Estimate: $200-$300.

1653. Lot of ten natural emeralds, 2-3 carats each, from the Maravillas (1656). About 1/4” each.

Small pieces of approximately same weight and color, great for jewelry. From the Maravillas (1656), with photo-certificates #CE0499, 700, 705, 707-9, 711-12, 715 and 723. Estimate: $300-$450.

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1654. Lot of ten natural emeralds, about

2 carats each, from the Maravillas (1656).

Up to 3/8” each. Interesting assortment of nuggets

with one a thin barrel-crystal and the others more rugged shapes, of approximately the same lovely green coloring. From the Maravillas (1656), with photo-certificates #CE0672, 674-6, 679, 682, 685, 688-9 and 693. Estimate: $250-$375.

1655. Lot of ten natural emeralds, 1.5 to

2 carats each, from the Maravillas (1656). About 1/4” each. Typical green chunks with dark

flakes of matrix, all of similar color and shape. From the Maravillas (1656), with photo-certificates #CE0553-5, 562, 573, 592, 594, 612-13 and 650. Estimate: $200-$300.

Consolación, sunk in 1681 off Santa Clara Island, Ecuador

1656. Lot of eight iron muleshoes, professionally conserved, some with maker’s marks, from the Consolación (1681). 1297

grams total, 5” x 3-3/4” each. Perfectly intact specimens, professionally conserved (black) and ranging from thin to heavy, a few slightly rusty from oxidation, with a series of eight square sockets (four on each side) where nails were to be hammered in, half with small maker’s mark at top. From the Consolación (1681). Estimate: $350-$500.

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“Vung Tao wreck,” sunk ca. 1690 off Vietnam

1657. Small Chinese blue-on-white porcelain vase, intact, from the

“Vung Tao wreck” (ca. 1690), ex-Christie’s. 120 grams, 3-3/4” tall, 2-1/2”

diameter. Gu-shaped vase (meaning slightly flared base that tapers to a slim center

section before widening again into a trumpet-like mouth, wider than the base) decorated with deep-blue exotic feathery chrysanthemum stems, lots of barnacles around the top half of the inside. From the “Vung Tao wreck” (ca. 1690, pedigreed to the Christie’s (Amsterdam) auction of April 1992, with original lot-sticker #286. Estimate: $300-$450.

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Spanish 1715 Fleet, east coast of Florida

1658. Gold “olive blossom” chain, intact, from the 1715 Fleet. 43.91 grams, 32-1/2” long. A very desirable type of gold chain from

the 1715 Fleet, consisting of small, tight links with six-petal flowers on two sides (each one a little bit different) in high-grade gold, famous as the same design as the eleven-foot chain found with the “dragon whistle” (Captain-General’s badge of office) by Rex Stocker in 1962, this example intact and uncut (rare thus) and a great length for wearing as a necklace today. From the 1715 Fleet, pedigreed to our Auction #16, with original lot-tag #1041 and our photo-certificate. Estimate: $6,000-$9,000.

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1659. Lot of two small pieces of gold “olive blossom” chain from the 1715 Fleet. 20.39 grams total, one piece 14” long,

one piece 4-1/2” long. The usual type of chain

from the 1715 Fleet, comprised of small, tight links with six-petal flowers on two sides, but not intact with larger piece suitable as a double-wrapped bracelet. From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

1660. Small gold ring (size 3) with seven-panel design of sacred hearts and flowers, from the 1715 Fleet. 1.99 grams.

Solid, small finger ring of delicate design and workmanlike execution, a lovely artifact for pinky fingers only! From the 1715 Fleet, with original Fisher photo-certificate #40651. Estimate: $500-$750.

1661. Solid silver coat-of-arms seal with spiral-shaped handle from the 1715 Fleet. 168 grams, 4” long, 1” diameter at base. Attractive, sturdy silver handle with a small, hollow, threaded end on one side and a solid round flat end with an incuse coat of arms (no longer visible) on the other for use as a seal for some important dignitary or officer, mostly intact with a modicum of corrosion. Identical to lot 1600 of our Auction #23 but with coat-of-arms design heavily corroded. From the 1715 Fleet, with Fisher photo-certificate #11535F. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

Spanish 1733 Fleet, Florida Keys

1662. Clump of three silver cups from the 1733 Fleet. 485 grams, 3-1/2” tall, 3-1/4” x 2-1/2” wide. Three nested cups, conserved and intact save bottom corrosion in top cup, solid and without adornment as expected for service vessels, found on the Capitana “El Rubi.” From the 1733 Fleet, with Carl Fismer photo-certificate. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

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Luz, sunk in 1752 off Montevideo, Uruguay 1663. Lot of four silver finials (game tokens?)

from the Luz (1752), ex-Castells & Castells (1997). 40 grams total, each about 1” tall. Little amulets

showing human features, three of them with prominent headdresses, believed to be playing pieces in some kind of game, darkly toned and a bit worn from use but all intact except angel figure missing one wing. Interestingly, the Sotheby’s auction of 1993 had a similar set. From the Luz (1752), pedigreed to the Castells & Castells auction of 1997 (lot 26). Estimate: $300-$450.

Unidentified ca.-1750s wreck in the River Plate

1664. Matching pair of ornate gold and red coral earrings from an unidentified ca.-1750s wreck in the River Plate. 7.10 grams total, each earring about 1-1/2” long x 3/4” wide. Impeccable workmanship for an important, wealthy lady is evident in these matched gold

earrings of ornate design with hinged hook for secure wear anchoring an eight-petaled flower with coral center, checkered loop below, and jump ring joining an intricate hollow oval which jingles with every turn of the head. Within loop is another floral design and coral center. From an unidentified ca.-1750s wreck in the River Plate. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

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Tek Sing, sunk in 1822 in the South China Sea 1665. Lot of two earthenware “boy-on-buffalo” figurines from the Tek Sing (1822), probably gamepieces, some legs missing. One is 28.04 grams, 2-3/4” long; the other is 22.50 grams, 2-3/4” long. Small charming figurines of a boy astride a water buf-

falo, probably a typical scene of its time, intact minus most buffalo legs, with original painted surfaces. From the Tek Sing (1822), with original lot tags from Nagel auction (Stuttgart, Germany) of 2000. Estimate: $150-$225.

Unidentified early-1800s wreck off Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

1666. Encrusted green-glass ale bottle from an unidentified early-1800s wreck off Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

1,284 grams, 9” tall (bottle only), 10-3/4” (bottle and encrustation) Partially

encrusted bottle with lots of coral and shells to make a great display, professionally reinforced and conserved (pickup in person only). From an unidentified early-1800s wreck off Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Estimate: $100-$150.

1667. Encrusted stoneware ale bottle from an unidentified early-1800s wreck off Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

1,013 grams, 10” tall x 3-1/4” in diameter. Typical stoneware bottle of its

time with heavy encrustation on shoulders and lightly elsewhere, oval stamp at bottom, light brown color on neck and off-white elsewhere, stands perfectly upright. From an unidentified early-1800s wreck off Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Estimate: $100-$150.

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Non-Wreck Artifacts Natural History

1668. Natural Colombian emerald in stone matrix with pyrite. 1058 grams, 10” long. Large, attractive oblong slab of white and black stone, pyrite and embedded emerald, from an old Spanish mine in the remote Colombian Andes region. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $300-$450.

1669. Lot of North Sea ancient amber fossil pieces (approx.

44 million years old). 191 grams total, 4 pieces from 1/2” to 3-1/2” long. Lightweight opaque yellow and brown-yellow fossil specimens,

one with much sea encrustation, found by fishermen, interesting pieces for display. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $200-$300.

1670. Megalodon (huge shark) tooth, Miocene era (ap-

prox. 2.6 to 15 million years old), found in the Hawthorn Formation, North Carolina. 223 grams, 4-1/2” x 3-1/4”. Carcharocles

megalodon, meaning “big tooth,” an extinct species of shark, tooth in good condition with somewhat shiny light-colored enamel and rough edges on both sides, dark brown base. With small plastic display stand. Estimate: $200-$300.

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Arms / Armor / Militaria Armor

1671. Rare early European or Spanish burgonet helmet, 1500s-1600s. 1124 grams, 11” long x 10” high. Intact early helmet with raised decorated medial ridge (in some spots worn through), hand-forged single-piece body with file-cut spiral-decorated edges that fold over, hinged cheek plates with pierced design, and even the original leather chin strap with iron buckle, patina and age pitting overall, rivets remain from now-missing leather liner, with wooden display stand. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

1672. Early European siege-weight soldier’s breastplate, 1600s. 3470 grams, 17” tall x 13-1/2” wide.

Heavy hand-forged construction with folded-over edgerim, pronounced medial ridge (with a series of X marks in center and small AT at top), two studs for suspension hangers and small holes on edges for attaching liner, two belt hooks riveted at sides, possibly from Amsterdam based on marks, front mostly cleaned bright with light pitting and age toning, back with blackened dark patina and original hammered surface, found in a barn in Nottingham, England in 1985. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

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1673. Eastern European steel war shield, 1700s.

1980 grams, 18-1/2â&#x20AC;? diameter. Ornately engraved and well-

worn shield featuring pastoral scenes of animals, vegetation and people (a strange juxtaposition for its use in battle), four raised studs on front (to camouflage screwed-in carrying rings from other side), back with portion of old leather liner, good condition with numerous small dents, rusted patches, fine pitting and somewhat cleaned. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $200-$300.

Cannons and shot

1674. Large stone cannonball with rusted spike, 1500s.

6980 grams, 6â&#x20AC;? diameter. Far less common than iron or even bronze

cannonballs, this example made of stone was found off the coast of Dover, in the area of Spanish Armada battles, with the remains of a rusted spike (which were used to create incendiary projectiles in sea battles) peeking out, completely intact and mostly smooth surfaces. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $400-$600.

1675. Spanish eight-pounder cannon shot, recovered from a southern Caribbean site, 1600s, with wood base. 4479 grams

total, 4054 grams for shot, 4â&#x20AC;? diameter. Conserved iron cannonball from an early colonial fort site, intact and nice display with custom wood base. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $150-$225.

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1676. Early Dutch or Spanish colonial bronze swivel-mounted cannon, 1600s-1700s, with old colonial carved wooden mount. 49-1/2” long, 4-7/8” muzzle, 5” breach. Nice-sized cannon for display, as it is big enough to impress yet light enough to lift, rough and

heavy green patina with patches of encrustation indicating a shipwreck recovery (site unknown), crest design near touchhole, original yoke, dolphin lifting handles, trunnion and deep cascabel for tiller handle, 1-1/4” bore, paired with original swivel mount on colonial wooden stand with old paint. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $3,000-$4,500.

1677. Small bronze signal cannon (mortar), Spanish, 1600s-

1700s. 3187 grams, 4-3/4” tall, 3” diameter. Short, crude, flat-bottomed cannons like this one were fired either to send up signals or to test powder, this one of typical design consisting of multiple horizontal rings around a cylindrical shape, spiked touch-hole to prevent further use, lovely green patina. Estimate: $175-$250.

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1678. American Revolutionary War 12-pounder mortar shell with wooden

base, found in Philadelphia, 1777. 3252 grams total, 2761 grams for shell, 4-1/2” di-

ameter. Mortar shells called “bombs” in early accounts were fired out of mortars called “coehorns” after their inventor, and shells up to twelve pounds in size were used on ships as grenades during boarding actions, filled with powder and ignited with a wooden fuse driven into the hole in the shell. This example was found near the site of Fort Mifflin on the Delaware River and has been conserved and well preserved, the iron stable and solid, with a lightly aged pitted surface. Comes with a custom wood stand. With photocertificate. Estimate: $200-$300.

1679. American Revolutionary War three-pounder barshot, found in New York. 1422 grams, 11-1/2” long, 2-3/4” diameter half-spheres. Rare example of early smaller-caliber barshot, two hemispheres connected by a square-shank bar, conserved and sturdy, with tag stating that it was found in Washington Heights in upper Manhattan in the 1900s. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $400-$600.

1680. British eighteen-pounder stand of grapeshot, early 1800s.

7980 grams, 7-1/2” tall, 5” diameter. This type of projectile is seldom found

intact, as when fired (mainly as anti-personnel) the components scattered. It consists of nine small balls (three per layer with separators in between) held in place by two plates connected by a central bolt, this one deeply marked with British broad arrow markings and “18” on top and bottom, well conserved. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $600-$900.

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1681. Small iron cannonball, professionally conserved. 919

grams, 2-1/2” diameter. Intact and matte black from conservation, with moonscape-like pitted surface, desirable size (in between a grapeshot and the typical cannonball). Estimate: $125-$200.

1682. Complete iron barshot with spherical ends, professionally conserved. 3838 grams, 10-12” long, 3” diameter spheres. Very solid and intact except for surface loss, glossy black all over from conservation, highly desirable and impressive as a whirling projectile designed to cause maximum damage. Estimate: $200-$300.

Blunt weapons

1683. Spanish ball-and-chain horseman’s flail, 1700s.

925 grams, 26-1/2” overall length with 5” ball, 9-1/2” handle, 12” chain. Iron-

spiked, star-patterned hardwood ball with spiral-carved handle linked together by large iron chains, the wood darkly patinated, good condition, a real conversation starter (or stopper). With photo-certificate. Estimate: $200-$300.

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Edged Weapons

1684. Early Italian stiletto knife with lionhead pommel, 1600s-1700s. 269 grams, 14-1/2” overall length, 9” blade. Whimsical Venetian knife hilt with lionhead pommel and four faces around base below, ending in serpent heads on cross guards, age-toned single blood-groove blade and silver hilt, an interesting artifact of its time. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $200-$300.

1685. Spanish colonial sailor’s dirk, 1700s-1800s. 196 grams, 14” overall length, 9-1/8” blade. Good-quality officer’s knife found in Spain with single-edged hollow-ground blade, brass S-guard with simple turnings at ends, ring-turned horn handle, in good condition showing signs of use and toning from age. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $200-$300.

1686. Spanish or Italian dagger, mid-1700s. 352 grams, 16” overall length, 11-1/4” blade. Simple yet serviceable knife with corkscrewpatterned, wire-wrapped hilt ending in 3” twizzler cross guards, smooth (cleaned?) double-edged blade, beautifully preserved and completely intact. Estimate: $300-$450.

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1687. French marine brass-hilted briquet hanger sword, 1767. 780 grams, 32” long, 26-3/4” blade. Used by French marines and soldiers in the American Revolution and revolutionary France until 1803 when a new pattern was adopted, this example is a simple brass D-guard hilt with horizontal, ropelike turnings attached to a doubled-bladed sword with very faint engravings and blood groove on blade, some pitting and rusting but otherwise in good condition. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $250-$375.

1688. European felling axe, 1700s. 1750 grams, 30-12” overall length with 6-12” x 11-1/4” blade. Distinctively long blade (basically a treecutter’s tool but also used for beheading), with pitted but stable and solid surface, aged (but not original) wooden handle. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $200-$300.

1689. Spanish colonial Caribbean naval cutlass, ca. 1800. 697 grams, 32” long, 28” blade. A classic early naval straight, single-bladed sword with simple iron D guard and iron guard with punched-out decoration, walnut grip with simple, vertical engraved decorations, all with a dark patina and minor pitting. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $600-$900.

1690. Late Spanish colonial period officer’s eagle-headed sword, late 1800s. 937 grams, 32” long, 26-1/2” blade. Used by Spanish

officers in the tropics to clear jungle brush, these swords originally came from Germany (faint maker’s mark of LUCKHAUS & GUNTHER / REMSCHEID on flat single-edged machete-style blade along with other faint marks) and many were captured as war trophies after the Spanish American War, this one with nickel silver mounts, checkered horn grip, sheathed in brown leather scabbard with nickel mounts. Scabbard shows signs of wear, blade is somewhat rusty with chips on blade. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $300-$450.

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1691. Japanese katana (“samurai sword”) with scabbard, mid-1900s. 1360 grams, 40” long, 30” blade. The katana was the main battle weapon of the samurai. This one, the first we have offered, is a traditional sword with a black lacquered wood scabbard, sharpened stainless steel blade (slight blade imperfection near tip), golden cord artistically wrapped around handle with shark skin underneath, and gold-toned metal embellishments that lend dignity and beauty, a real showpiece for the collector. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

Firearms and ammunition

1692. Rare European brass-barreled matchlock hand mortar, 1600s-1800s. 4802 grams, 22-1/2” long, 2-1/2” bore at mouth. Pur-

chased in Spain in 1985, a very heavy, unusual handheld artillery of possible southern European origin which could fire hollow grenade shells or pyrotechnical incendiary projectiles. Made of ornate cast brass barrel and beechwood stock marked with fleurs-de-lis, simple matchlock mechanism, ornate iron trigger guard, simple brass butt plate, metal rusted in place, powder pan missing, and iron cover rusted away, the first of its kind we’ve ever offered, with low number of surviving specimens possibly due to its questionable safety in battle. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $900-$1,350.

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1693. Ornate brass miquelet horseman’s pistol, Eastern European, 1700s. 1512 grams, 20” long, 13” barrel. Heavily decorated metal stock with extensive brass repousse overlay mounts, brass butt cap with knob at end, engraved brass trigger guard, pierced brass side plate, ramrod missing, overall good condition. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

1694. Ornate miquelet horseman’s pistol, Eastern European, 1700s. 1073 grams, 19” long, 12” barrel. Intricately decorated metal stock with extensive silver repousse overlay mounts, silver butt cap with knob at end, ramrod missing, crack in repousse on underside by ramrod but overall good condition. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

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1695. Ornate Spanish officer’s miquelet pistol, 1700s. 632 grams,13-1/2” long, 8” barrel. High-quality polished walnut stock 50-caliber pistol with tapered octagonal-to-round barrel containing ring turnings and light decorative engraving, skillfully decorated brass mounts with silver portrait busts in five places (trigger guard, butt plate and cap, escutcheon plate), finely crafted round butt cap, original horn-tipped ramrod, all in excellent condition, crisp action and minimal surface wear. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

1696. European or Spanish officer’s blunderbuss pistol, 1700s. 619 grams, 13” long, 7-1/2” barrel, 1” at muzzle. Unusual small walnut

stock hand pistol with slightly flared steel barrel, ornate brass and steel mounts including five chiseled silver profiles of a woman (two on butt cap, one on trigger guard, one on barrel top, and one on side plate), carved checkered grip, engraved gold inlay, original brass-tipped ramrod, and crudely inscribed M A CIVRATI below firing mechanism, flintlock-to-percussion conversion ca. 1840, all in very good condition with cleaned metal and tight springs (does not hold a full cock and requires service). With photo-certificate. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

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1697. European flintlock large caliber holster pistol, 1700s. 995 grams, 19-1/4” long, 12-1/2” barrel. Fifty-caliber pistol with relief-

carved walnut stock and round-to-flat metal barrel, ornate brass mounts and escutcheon plate, pierced side plate, engraved trigger guard, faux ramrod, lock with tight springs but may require service, overall good condition for age. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

1698. British officer’s brass barrel pistol, made by John Sharpe, 1811-1831. 837 grams, 15” long, 9” barrel. Fifty-caliber walnut stock pistol with gunmaker’s name on both round brass barrel (as “Extra Sharpe Proof ”) and iron flintlock (as “Sharpe”), Birmingham touchmarks, brass mountings with simple line engravings, rounded brass butt cap, wooden ramrod, silver escutcheon plate, all in very good condition (minor nicks and scratches on wood) and with functional lock. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $900-$1,350.

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1699. English officer’s percussion pistol, maker T. Ketland & Co., ca. 1815-20. 930 grams, 15” long, 9” barrel. Sturdy service pistol

from English gunmaker, Thomas Ketland, with well-aged unadorned wood stock (despite crack near barrel end probably due to manufacture), round metal barrel (with some pitting), steel lock stamped with maker’s mark, plain brass mountings, intact brass-tipped ramrod (possibly original), rounded butt, all in good original condition. Estimate: $500-$750.

1700. English officer’s flintlock pistol, maker W. Ketland & Co., ca. 1815-20. 789 grams, 4-1/2” long, 9” barrel. Simple specimen

from William Ketland, son of Thomas, with octagonal brass barrel with two small touchmarks and light engraving, functional steel lock stamped with maker’s mark, brass mountings, intact ramrod (possibly original), rounded wood butt, age-related scratches and nicks to wood stock, and repair to trigger guard. Estimate: $400-$600.

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1701. English large-bore flintlock officer’s boarding pistol, early 1800s. 851 grams, 12” long, 6” barrel. Lovely small walnut-stock gun with 80-caliber round-to-flat engraved metal barrel, British proof marks, engraved iron trigger guard, iron belt hook, silver escutcheon plate with owner’s initials “WB” and “58”, probable original brass-tipped ramrod, all in very good to excellent condition including functional lock. Found in New England. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

1702. Single-barreled percussion pistol, 1800s. 502 grams, 9-14” long, 5” barrel. Small, simply crafted gun to get the job done, all steel with wood butt, octagonal-to-round barrel, no discernible markings, good original condition. Estimate: $300-$450.

1703. Revolutionary War brass bullet mold (ca. 1770s). 496 grams, 9” long. Brass gang-mold for five graduated-caliber balls, manufactured in two pieces with hinge at top, wooden handles with one containing a small age split, otherwise ready for use. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $200-$300. 333


Militaria

1704. Rare Revolutionary War wood-and-iron cheval-defrise head from the Siege of Fort Mifflin, Philadelphia, 1777.

9410 grams, 23” tall, 8-1/2” at base. Extremely interesting recovery find

from the Delaware River near Forts Mifflin and Mercer. This was the iron tip of a series of 20- to 40-foot poles that were placed in rows in the river shallows to trap or rip unwary British ships, named cheval-de-frise by French engineers working with American forces. Most specimens are found in museums. This piece was recovered in the 1980s and was originally 12 feet long but shortened by the finder to its present length and conserved. Small stand with description accompanies. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

Jewelry and Religious

1705. Lot of hundreds of tiny glass trade beads (colonial era) found in Florida. Larger box 5-1/2” x 4-1/2”; smaller box 4-1/4” x 3-1/4” The larger box of more colorful beads is from the 1839 Harney

Massacre where Seminole Indians led by Billy Bowlegs attacked and decimated a trading post near present-day Ft. Myers manned by Lt. Col. William Harney; the smaller box are typical colonial trade beads of the colonial era. Housed in two Riker boxes. Estimate: $100-$150.

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1706. Lot of two Spanish colonial ornate silver thimbles, 1600s. 9.52 grams total, 3/4” tall, 5/8” diameter. Two beautifully crafted ornate thimbles, one with

three four-petaled flowers and raised center, the other with embossed small flowers all over, perhaps made for decoration rather than use. Estimate: $150-$225.

1707. Spanish colonial rustic niche religious shrine with Maria and Jesus, 1700s. 2271 grams, 7-1/2” tall x 3-3/4” deep, figure

is 4-1/2” tall. Rare Puebla colonial religious clay niche piece artistically

molded for building into a house wall with removable statue of Maria and Jesus in excellent condition, housing missing large chunk on back which does not affect beauty, a unique artifact, excellent for display. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $400-$600.

1708. Spanish brass crucifix with black braided cord, 1800s.

55 grams, 5” x 2-1/2”. Cast brass cross with “skull and crossbones” symbol (Golgotha) below Christ figure and INRI above, ebony wood insets, ring at top with black cord added later. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $150-$225.

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Chests

1709. Spanish colonial iron-bound wooden money chest, 1700s. 2646 grams, 12” wide x 5-3/4” tall x 8-3/4” deep. Light-brown smallish hardwood money chest held together by decorative forged iron mounts and hinges, surface-mounted lock and hasp (with key but not functional), interior containing a hinged-lid coin till, lovely to look at and ready to house your personal treasures. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

1710. Spanish colonial money chest with carved decorations, 1800s. 1596 grams, 8” high x 7-1/2” wide x 13” long. Cute rustic hardwood

chest found in Colombia, with deeply carved floral decoration, dovetailed box construction atop Spanish-style shoe feet, simply decorated blacksmithed iron lock hasp and side-lift handles, nails for hinges, some scratches but very good condition with traces of old painted finish and polish, perfect for your collectibles. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $250-$375.

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Bottles and Tableware

1711. Early Spanish capstan candlestick, 1500s-1600s, from 1713. Intact earthenware “beehive” olive jar, Spanish coloan unknown Spanish wreck site. 723 grams, 5” tall, 5-1/2” diameter at base. Unusual southern Caribbean candle form, uncleaned and heav-

ily encrusted, green patination all over, half of base missing but still serviceable. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $250-$375.

1712. Small German stoneware “Bellarmine” jug, ca. 1625. 987 grams, 8-1/2” tall. Attractive little jug found in London, with the

usual speckled-brown glaze and bearded-face medallion on shoulder opposite the single handle, with sunburst medallion below the face, fully intact except for several small chips on base. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

nial, 1700s. 2173 grams, 11” tall, 8” diameter. Medium-sized, intact

dark red land find from Mexico, with green-glazed lip, some surface wear, a typically attractive classic colonial artifact. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $400-$600.

1714. German Westerwald jug with George II marking as

from British colonial Virginia, ca. 1740-1760. 947 grams, 8-1/4” tall. Popular and desirable jug with ring-turned neck highlighted in purple manganese glaze, checkerboard and floral body decoration of blue cobalt, and central cypher of King George II, made in Germany for the British trade, excellent condition with glaze still clear and sharp, found in the York River, Virginia, excellent condition and color save for a small hairline crack on neck. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

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1715. Spanish colonial silver tankard, 1700s-1800s. 485 grams, 4-3/8” tall,

4” diameter. Sturdy, well-constructed and hand-made silver drinking vessel found in Santiago, Chile, with floral-decorated handle and hammered fluted body, well patinated and in great condition, ready to hold your next beer. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $500-$750.

1716. Lot of three bottles: One Dutch long neck, one French

wine (ca. 1780), and one English cylinder (ca. 1780). Dutch bottle: 600 grams, 10-3/4” tall; French bottle: 509 grams, 10” tall; English bottle: 839 grams, 9-1/4” tall. Three countries in one lot! Dutch “lady leg”

long-neck wine bottle with open pontil, iridescent green and lightly barnacled, from the Florida Keys; French black glass wine bottle with open pontil, light-green color and rough surface, from New Orleans; sturdy and heavy English cylinder bottle with iron pontil, slightly tilted. Estimate: $200-$300.

Miscellaneous

1717. Complete brass nested-weight set, eight pieces with case, marked 1715 on lid and inside, English? 829 grams, 1-1/2” tall, 3” diameter. Whimsical intact weight set with two dates (one in

the bottom of the receptacle and crown above it), ornate engraved crowns and jumble of letters on top of lid, handle made of two animals (squirrels?) grasping a nut, and hasp made of same animal, an attractive example of a typical artifact. Estimate: $350-$500.

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1718. Set of Italian scale and coin weights, ca.

1805, in original, leather-lined wooden case. 239 grams, box 7” x 3”. Napoleonic scale (probably unused) with eight uncirculated coin weights in leather-lined wooden case, all in choice condition. Estimate: $300$450.

1719. Two early colonial-period European buckles for

baldric-type belt (over one shoulder), 1600s-1700s. 1041

grams total, sizes 5” x 6” and 5-1/4” x 4-1/4”. Giant brass buckles for heavy shoulder sword belts housing broadswords and cutlasses, of simple unadorned construction, complete and well patinated, and housed in large glass display box. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $250-$375.

1720. Spanish colonial leather dispatch case dated MDC-

CLXXVIIII (1779). 1071 grams, 13” x 17”. Excellent condition

despite a few chips in the leather, with original paper interior lining, the sides reinforced with leather stitching and the bottom with two large straps, the triangular opening mirroring an embossed design, but most striking feature is the embossed date highlighted in gold, undoubtedly rare and important. Pedigreed to our Auction #17 (lot #1550). Estimate: $600-$900.

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1721. British Victorian-era sea captain’s brass long glass telescope (five-draw) made by J.H. Steward, ca. late 1800s. 1401

grams, 10-1/2” to 3’ long, 2-1/2” diameter. Classically elegant gentleman’s telescope, fully intact and functional, even with original lens cover at eye piece, original brass and leather, inscribed on brass cylinder “J H Steward, 66 Strand, London.” Estimate: $300-$450.

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Documents Maps and Engravings

1722. Dutch copperplate-engraved scene of St. Augustine, Florida by Arnoldus Montanus (ca. 1671), hand colored. 14” x 10-1/2”. This view, originally drawn by cartographer Gerrit van Schagen, was re-engraved for Montanus (and Ogilby) and hand colored in

vivid hues to depict a somewhat fictional view of the port of St. Augustine, then the northernmost bastion of the Spanish Empire in America. While the Castillo de San Marcos and the bustling port were real, the mountains in the background certainly were not. The print is in overall good condition with a center fold where a little bit of color has been lost, a lovely piece for display. Estimate: $400-$600.

1723. Italian copperplate-engraved map of Cuba, Hispaniola, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, and Margarita by Gregorio Leti, 1690 (Milan), hand-colored. 10” x 7-1/2”. Engraving published

in Leti’s “Teatro Belgico” as page 283 showing Cuba (with an insert of Havana), Hispaniola, Jamaica, Puerto Rico and Margarita, with Italian text on the opposite side. High grade map with edge toning and minor spots of foxing in margins. Estimate: $250-$375.

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1724. German woodcut-engraved map, dated 1733,

of the Jesuit missions in and around “Paraquaria” (Paraguay), including parts of current-day Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil, engraved by J.C. Winkler and published in Joseph Stoecklein’s Der Neue Welt-Bott, Theil XXVIII. Overall14-12” x 14”, image 11-3/4” x 11-1/2”. Interesting

historical map pinpointing the Jesuit reduction missions (Misiones Orientales) in present-day Paraguay and Uruguay with parts of Brazil, Bolivia, Argentina and Chile prior to the 1750 Treaty of Madrid which set a line of demarcation between Spanish and Portuguese colonial territories in South America. Gold and silver from the Luz shipwreck of 1752 can be traced to these relocated missions. The key below the title identifies cities and missions that have been destroyed. Engraved by J.C. Winkler and published in Joseph Stoecklein’s five-volume work on the Jesuit missionaries, minor toning in the blank margins and judiciously hand-colored. Estimate: $200-$300.

1725. Small, British copperplate-engraved map of the West Indies by Thomas Kitchin (ca. 1780) professionally matted and framed behind museum glass. Frame 14-3/4” x 10-1/2”, image

10-1/2” x 6-1/2”. Popular depiction of the towns and cities in the West Indies by Thomas Kitchin, a well-known engraver who became the king’s “hydrographer,” minor folds and slight foxing that do not affect the beauty of the high-quality framing, ready for display. Estimate: $250-$375.

1726. French copperplate-engraved map of Cuba and the Bahamas by Rigobert Bonne, 1780 (Paris), hand-colored.

12-1/2” x 8-1/2”. Fairly accurate map of Cuba and the Bahamas (along with some of the Florida Keys and the Cayman Islands) reproduced in Bonne’s “Atlas de Toutes les Parties Connues du Globe Terrestre” (Bonne served as the Royal Cartographer to France during this time) with a blank reverse including a dealer’s pencil annotations in the bottom left corner. Strongly embossed map with a single vertical fold and light abrasion at the center on the word “Bahama.” Estimate: $150-$225.

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Express Session

(see Internet for photos of all lots) Gold Cobs

Mexico City, Mexico 1727. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 escudos, Philip V, assayer not visible (oXMJ, style of 1711-13), NGC MS 63, ex-1715 Fleet. S-M30; KM-53.2; CT-350. 6.82 grams. Almost full shield, partial cross, quite lustrous with buttery colored surfaces turning orange in recessed areas. From the 1715 Fleet. NGC #3154788-001. Est: $2,000-$3,000. Lima, Peru 1728. Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos, Louis I, 1725M, NGC XF details / removed from jewelry. S-L28a; KM-40; CT-1. 26.45 grams. Polished surfaces from being in jewelry yet still detailed with die polish lines and traces of date in legend still visible (pillars-side double-struck but with clear 72), both pillars and cross centered and full, elusive one-year type. NGC #4485815003. Est: $3,500-$5,000. Bogotá, Colombia 1729. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, Philip V, assayer not visible (S), mintmark F to left (1744-46), NGC AU details / reverse damage. Restrepo-M80.16; S-B27; KM-17.2; CT-Type 89. 6.71 grams. Doubled yet full shield and cross, surfaces lightly polished and small scratch in reverse as from prior mounting. NGC #2824652-002. Est: $1,000-$1,500. Seville, Spain 1730. Seville, Spain, cob 1 escudo, Philip III, assayer B. CT-Type 29; KM42.2. 3.00 grams. Full mintmark-assayer, nearly full shield and cross, lightly clipped around edge. Pedigreed to our Auction #17 (lot #83). Est: $500-$750.

World Gold Coins

Bolivia 1731. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 escudos, Charles IV, 1808PJ. CT-115; KM81. 27.01 grams. XF with surface hairlines, rims a bit weak. Est: $1,250$2,000. Chile 1732. Santiago, Chile, bust 8 escudos, Charles III, 1774DA. CT-222; KM-27. 26.88 grams. XF, very lightly cleaned, for whatever reason a date we have not previously offered. Pedigreed to the Coin Galleries (Stack’s) auction of April 2010, with original lot-tag (trimmed) #1754. Est: $1,000-$1,500. Colombia (colonial) 1733. Popayán, Colombia, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV, 1798JF. Restrepo-98.16; CT-77; KM-62.2. 27.02 grams. Lustrous XF+, some thin scratches (mainly on obverse). Est: $1,000-$1,500. 1734. Popayán, Colombia, bust 4 escudos, Charles III (bust of Ferdinand VI), 1769J. Restrepo-64.8; CT-351; KM-37. 13.44 grams. Lightly polished AXF with crude rims (as made), marks from jewelry mounting, scarce type. Est: $600-$900. 1735. Popayán, Colombia, bust 1 escudo, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1810JF, NGC AU 58. Restrepo-122.5; CT-308; KM-64.2. Tied with one other for second finest known in NGC census, only one higher in MS 62. Very lustrous with shiny, orange toned fields, obverse struck slightly off-center. NGC #2803345012. Est: $300-$450.

Colombia (Republic of New Granada) 1736. Popayán, Colombia, 16 pesos, 1841RU, rare, NGC VF 20. Sed-19; Restrepo-212.10; KM-94.2. Rims a bit weak as is typical for the period, warm orange toning throughout, listed as RRRR in Sedwick and “very scarce” in Restrepo. NGC #4439654-001. Est: $1,000-$1,500. Costa Rica 1737. Lot of two Costa Rica 1/2 escudos, double lion countermark (Type VI, 1849-57) on Central American Republic 1/2 escudos: 1846JB and 1848JB. KM-80. 3.04 grams total. Both VF and lightly cleaned, the 1846 with a hole at top. Est: $500-$750. 1738. Lot of two Costa Rica 1/2 escudos: 1850JB and 1864JB. KM-97. 3.03 grams total. The 1850 a solid VF while the 1864 is cleaned Fine+, both with surface encrustation. Est: $300-$450. 1739. Lot of four Costa Rica gold coins of 1900 (denomination set): 20, 10, 5 and 2 colones. KM-141, 140, 142, and 139. 28.87 grams. Generally XF to AU, the 10 and 2 colones with surface hairlines, all quite lustrous. Est: $1,250-$2,000. Cuba 1740. Havana, Cuba, 100 pesos, 1979, Non-Aligned Nations, NGC MS 68. KM-45. Mintage of just 2,000 business strikes. Smooth, lustrous fields. NGC #3232632-003. Est: $500-$750. 1741. Cuba, proof 50 pesos, 1990, Simón Bolívar, NGC PF 67 Ultra Cameo. KM-281. High contrast proof, a few small haze spots on obverse. NGC #4503130-018. Est: $600-$900. India 1742. India, Kushan Empire, gold dinar, (ca. 247-265 AD), Vasishka. Goebl-559. 7.77 grams. Vasishka standing facing, sacrificing, with right hand over altar, trident in left hand; filleted trident to left, Brahmi chu to right / Ardoxsho seated facing. F/VF, edges lightly shaved (7.77 grams versus usual ~7.93 grams), still quite detailed. Est: $500-$750. Liechtenstein 1743. Liechtenstein (struck in Bern, Switzerland), 100 franken, 1952, NGC UNC details / cleaned. KM-Y17; Fr-19. Rare one-year type with a mintage of just 4,000 coins. Bright UNC, surface hairlines from past cleaning (a common occurrence for the type). NGC #4474972-002. Est: $1,500-$2,250. Mexico (colonial) 1744. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 1 escudo, Charles IV, 1797FM. CT-unl (61 for Type); KM-120. 3.36 grams. Cleaned AXF. Est: $175-$250. Mexico (Republic) 1745. Chihuahua, Mexico, 8 escudos, 1871/61MM. KM-383.1; Fr-67. 26.99 grams. XF with surface hairlines, weak strike in RTAD of LIBERTAD (as is typical for the date). Est: $1,000-$1,500.

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1746. Mexico City, Mexico, 1/2 escudo, 1825JM. KM-378.5. 1.69 grams. Very lustrous AU, struck using pitted and damaged dies which explains the crude legends, a couple of small scratches in fields. Pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of November 2002, with original lot-tag #978. Est: $100-$150. 1747. Mexico City, Mexico, 1/2 escudo, 1844MF. KM-378.5. 1.68 grams. Holed VF, some encrustation. Pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of November 2002, with original lot-tag #979. Est: $75-$110. Mexico (United States of Mexico) 1748. Mexico City, Mexico, 2-1/2 pesos, 1945. KM-463. 2.11 grams. UNC, no problems, most likely a restrike. Est: $75-$110. Netherlands (United) 1749. Holland, United Netherlands, ducat, 1776, NGC UNC details / excessive surface hairlines. KM-12.2. Old cleaning, still quite attractive and well struck, popular date. NGC #4439635-007. Est: $500-$750. 1750. Holland, United Netherlands, ducat, 1776, NGC AU details / damaged. KM-12.2. Some surface chatter and marks, quite lustrous, popular date. NGC #3899021-002. Est: $350-$500. Peru (colonial) 1751. Lima, Peru, bust 8 escudos, Ferdinand VI, 1752J. CT-19; KM-50. 27.02 grams. AU with hairlines on obverse, rather nice reverse possessing significant luster and bright fields with only an adjustment mark across shield, scarcest date of a three-year type. Est: $1,500-$2,250. 1752. Lima, Peru, bust 8 escudos, Ferdinand VI, 1754JD. CT-21; KM59.1. 26.99 grams. Polished XF, some surface chatter but no big marks. Est: $1,250-$2,000. 1753. Lima, Peru, bust 8 escudos, Ferdinand VII, 1816JP, ex-Bir. CT-22; KM-129.1. 27.02 grams. Lustrous XF+, lightly cleaned. Pedigreed to the Mark Bir collection (our Auction #8), with original lot-tag #322 and Mark’s original tag. Est: $1,000-$1,500. 1754. Lima, Peru, bust 8 escudos, Ferdinand VII, 1818JP. CT-24; KM129.1. 26.91 grams. XF with weak centers, nice red toning around details, no problems. Est: $1,250-$2,000. Peru (Republic) 1755. Peru, 5 soles, 1967, NGC MS 67, tied for finest known in NGC census. KM-235. Low mintage of just 3,651 coins. Tied with three others for second finest known behind a single MS 67 PL example. Very attractive with reddish-gold color. NGC #4216478-011. Est: $150-$225. Philippines (under Spain) 1756. Philippines (under Spain), 1 peso, Isabel II, 1866. KM-142; Fr-3. 1.70 grams. Cleaned AXF. Est: $100-$150. 1757. Philippines (under Spain), 1 peso, Isabel II, 1866. KM-142; Fr-3. 1.65 grams. Cleaned AXF. Est: $100-$150. Portugal 1758. Portugal (Lisbon mint), 1000 reis, João V, 1712. KM-182. 2.52 grams. AU, polishing and rim marks as from previous mounting, possible 1712/1 overdate with vertical line in 2 noticed yet not documented in the Standard Catalog. Est: $200-$300. Russia 1759. Russia, 10 roubles, Nicholas II, 1911, NGC AU details / cleaned. KM-Y64. Very low mintage (50,000 coins) compared to earlier years. NGC #4474990-006. Est: $350-$500. Spain Ferdinand VI 1760. Madrid, Spain, bust 1/2 escudo, Ferdinand VI, 1749JB. CT-245; KM-378. 1.77 grams. Warm-toned AU (choice grade), small contact mark on reverse below S in HISPANIARUM. Est: $200-$300. 1761. Madrid, Spain, bust 1/2 escudo, Ferdinand VI, 1749JB. CT-245; KM-378. 1.75 grams. Bold VF+ with toning around details. Pedigreed to our Auction #20 (lot #1724). Est: $125-$200.

1762. Madrid, Spain, bust 1/2 escudo, Ferdinand VI, 1751JB. CT-248; KM-378. 1.75 grams. Cleaned F/VF, orange toning around legends. Est: $150-$225. Charles III 1763. Madrid, Spain, bust 4 escudos, Charles III, 1786DV. CT-311; KM-418.1a. 13.34 grams. VF with light cleaning, minor scuff in front of bust, some encrustation around legends. Est: $400-$600. 1764. Madrid, Spain, bust 2 escudos, Charles III, 1776PJ. CT-449; KM-417.1. 6.61 grams. AVF with surfaces polished, desirable date for US collectors. Est: $300-$450. Alfonso XII 1765. Madrid, Spain, 25 pesetas, Alfonso XII, 1881MS-M, with 18-81 inside six-point stars, NGC AU 58. CT-14; KM-687. Some surface chatter and marks, good luster and color. NGC #4474925-013. Est: $300-$450. Alfonso XIII 1766. Madrid, Spain, 25 pesetas, Alfonso XIII (infant bust), 1890MP-M, with 18-90 inside six-point stars, NGC AU 55. CT-5; KM-693. Light, even wear with usual surface chatter, pleasing luster. NGC #4439667-010. Est: $300-$450. Ukraine 1767. Ukraine, 10 hryven (1/2 oz bullion issue), 2015, Archangel Michael, NGC MS 70. KM-708. Top grade. NGC #4321940-014. Est: $600-$900. 1768. Ukraine, 5 hryven (1/4 oz bullion issue), 2014, Archangel Michael, NGC MS 69. KM-652. Satiny surfaces, near perfect. NGC #4321940-009. Est: $300-$450. Yugoslavia 1769. Yugoslavia, 600 novih dinara, 1998, Chilander Monastery, NGC MS 69, finest and only known example in NGC census. KM-175. Oneyear type, mintage of just 10,000 coins. Matte details with mirror proof fields. NGC #4474972-003. Est: $150-$225.

Ingots and Nuggets

Gold 1770. Lot of many gold (~22k) nuggets, 50 grams total, from the Dominican Republic. A diverse group of nuggets, mostly 2 to 6 mm in size, a few retaining minor encrustation yet all complete gold, some quite substantial in size and weight. Est: $1,500-$2,250. 1771. Lot of forty-two gold (~22k) nuggets, 30 grams total, from the Dominican Republic. Fairly large nuggets ranging about 3 to 12 mm in length, some rather smooth (river finds) while others rougher with minor encrustation or retained matrix. Est: $700-$1,000. 1772. Lot of many small gold (~22k) nuggets, 25.3 grams total, from the Dominican Republic. Numerous nuggets (~8 mm or less) with a small amount of mini chips and dust, quite a few flat and flake-like, others rougher and more rounded, a few with light encrustation. Est: $600-$900. Silver 1773. Small silver “plata corriente” cut piece with partial tax stamp visible, 11.09 grams. Roughly 1” x 1/2” x 1/4”. About 15% of tax stamp visible with clear P and partial rim, encrusted with tan sediment. Est: $150-$225.

Shipwreck Coins

“Golden Fleece wreck,” sunk ca. 1550 in the northern Caribbean 1774. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Early Series,” assayer P to right, mintmark M to left (oMo-oPo), left-leaning panel, legend HISPANIE. Nesmith 26c type; CT-174 type; S-M4. 11.57 grams. Choice AU inner details and crown plus most of legend but about 10% of the edge lost to corrosion, nicely toned. Pedigreed to our Auction #15 (lot #254), with our photo-certificate. Est: $350-$500.

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Spanish 1554 Fleet off Padre Island, Texas 1775. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer L to left, mintmark M to right. Nesmith-81; CT-114, S-M9. 3.60 grams. Evenly corroded with full shield and pillars yet partial legends, dark and uncleaned. Est: $100-$150. Atocha, sunk in 1622 west of Key West, Florida 1776. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, Grade 3, certificate missing. 9.62 grams. Most of shield and cross visible but peripheries flat from corrosion, white encrustation around cross. With Fisher tag #202489. Est: $200-$300. 1777. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer T, upper half of shield transposed, Grade 3, certificate missing. S-P21; KM-10. 14.83 grams. Nice, almost full shield with very clear assayer but very little of cross visible, rough from corrosion with white encrustation along reverse. With Fisher tag #186847 (mis-attributed to 4 reales). Est: $200-$300. 1778. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, Grade 4, with original tag but certificate missing. KM-10. 8.17 grams. Rough as from corrosion with practically no details visible, silvery in color. With Fisher tag #A84-209. Est: $100-$150. 1779. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, (1618)PAL, rare assayer, Grade-3 quality, with tag but certificate missing. S-P20; KM-8. 9.76 grams. Partial shield and cross yet with good details in areas that are visible, clear PAL monogram, silver color throughout. With original Fisher tag #237688. Est: $200-$300. 1780. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, (16)20(T), quadrants of cross transposed, Grade-2 quality but Grade 4 in database, certificate missing. S-P21; KM-9; CT-248. 12.55 grams. Corroded yet almost full shield and cross, clear final digit of date on reverse. With Fisher tag #166992. Est: $250-$375. 1781. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1620T, Grade-3 quality but Grade 4 in database, certificate missing. S-P21; KM-9; CT-248. 10.90 grams. Good for the grade with fully visible date and partial assayer initial, partial shield and cross with some reddish toning and encrustation in recessed areas. With Fisher tag #167333. Est: $200-$300. 1782. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer T, Grade 2, certificate missing. S-P21; KM-8. 6.80 grams. Lightly corroded with surfaces flat from strike weakness, partial shield and cross with some legends visible. With Fisher tag #151369. Est: $350-$500. 1783. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, Grade 1, certificate missing. KM-8. 2.96 grams. Grade-2 or even -3 quality (corroded) but Grade 1 in database. Thin from corrosion, shield and cross about halfway visible, tan sedimentation. With Fisher tag #240263. Est: $250-$375. 1784. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, Grade 2, certificate missing. KM-8. 4.91 grams. Good for the grade, mostly visible shield and partial legend with choice cross. With Fisher tag #150351. Est: $350-$500. 1785. Lot of two Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip II and III, assayers B and T, Grade 2, certificates missing. 8.41 grams total. Both corroded with decent details, the assayer T brightly cleaned and the assayer B with crack. With Fisher tags #151395 and 263668. Est: $500-$750. Santa Margarita, sunk in 1622 west of Key West, Florida 1786. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, Grade 4. 5.24 grams. Thin from corrosion, polished surfaces, some shield and cross details. With Fisher tag and certificate #00M-50022. Est: $150-$225. “Lucayan Beach wreck,” sunk ca. 1628 off Grand Bahama Island 1787. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip IV, assayer not visible. 10.15 grams. Evenly corroded surfaces with partial yet detailed cross and shield, clear denomination 4. Est: $60-$90.

“Spice Islands wreck,” sunk ca. 1629 off Southeast Asia 1788. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer B (4th period). S-P12; KM-5.1. 21.80 grams. Good shield details with clear mintmark, assayer, and some of legend, cross side weak yet visible, even dark corrosion throughout, rather nice for this wreck. Est: $200-$300. 1789. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer Q. S-P17; KM-10; CT-124. 20.90 grams. Choice full shield and cross, clear assayer, light corrosion. Est: $200-$300. 1790. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer P (mid-1620s). S-P23; KM-19a. 23.89 grams. Corroded with almost full shield and clear assayer, choice cross with some doubling but good surfaces, clear 16 of date (1622 or later). Est: $200-$300. Concepción, sunk in 1641 off Hispaniola 1791. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, 16(??)P. S-M19; KM45. 25.66 grams. Lightly corroded with minimal weight loss, partial shield with full mintmark, assayer, and first two digits of date, decent cross with some flatness, silvery with a few patches of dark toning. Est: $100-$150. 1792. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer P. S-M19; KM-45. 25.59 grams. Minor corrosion with surfaces mostly flat from strike issues, partial shield and cross with full mintmark and assayer, spotty orange and black toning. Est: $100-$150. 1793. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer P. S-M19; KM-45. 26.03 grams. Almost no corrosion with surfaces flat from striking, partial shield and cross with clear assayer and denomination. Est: $100-$150. 1794. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales “greenie” (uncleaned and encrusted, as found), Philip IV. KM-45. 27.71 grams. Surfaces dark and uncleaned with sandy encrustation containing vivid blue and green colors. Est: $200-$300. 1795. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip IV, assayer P. S-M19; KM-38. 11.48 grams. Decent piece with choice shield and cross, bold mintmark and assayer, tan toning all over with some green-blue encrustation. Est: $100-$150. 1796. Lot of three Potosí, Bolivia, cobs (one 4R and two 2R), Philip IV, assayer TR or not visible. 23.59 grams total. Lightly to moderately corroded coins, each with most of cross and shield visible, the 4R with assayer visible, one of the 2R darkly toned. With numbered tags from the salvagers, pedigreed to our Auction #10, with original lot-tag #339. Est: $200-$300. Lastdrager, sunk in 1653 off the Shetland Islands, north of Scotland 1797. Emden, Germany (Holy Roman Empire), 28 stuber (2/3 thaler), Ferdinand II (1619-37). KM-10.1. 16.58 grams. Large flan with mostly bold legends, clear interiors, full crown, darkly toned, light corrosion, scarce provenance. Pedigreed to our Auction #6 (lot #285), with our photo-certificate. Est: $100-$150. Capitana, sunk in 1654 off Chanduy, Ecuador Shield-type 1798. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1650O, with crowned-L countermark on cross. S-P35; KM-19b; CT-509. 16.44 grams. Edges thin from corrosion, interior details quite nice with bold shield and cross, clear assayer, partial countermark. Est: $250-$375. 1799. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (16)50O, no countermark (rare). S-P35; KM-19b; CT-509. 21.56 grams. Corroded yet well detailed, almost full shield and cross, partial date. With generic certificate from the salvagers. Est: $200-$300. 1800. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 16(51-2)E, with crowned-o countermark on shield. S-P36; KM-17b. 9.95 grams. Partial shield, cross, and legends, large crack and void. With certificate from the salvagers. Est: $150-$225. 1801. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, (1651-2)E, with crowned-•F• countermark on shield. S-P36; KM-17b. 8.63 grams. Bold and nearly full shield and countermark, corroded and smooth cross. With certificate from the salvagers. Est: $125-$200.

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1802. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, Philip IV, assayer T. KM-12a. 3.11 grams. Scarce type, defined shield and cross, two edge cracks as made, darkly toned. Pedigreed to the Rob McClung collection. Est: $70-$100. 1652 Transitionals 1803. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E Transitional Type V/A. S-P37; KM-A20.5; CT-unl. 14.46 grams. Thin from corrosion but partial shield, date, and assayer visible, pillars weak but denomination present. With certificate from the salvagers. Est: $125-$200. Pillars-and-waves 1804. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E post-transitional (Transitional Type VIII/B), 1-PH-6 at top. S-P37a; KM-21; CT-434. 20.98 grams. Rather nice with nearly complete shield and pillars, two dates visible. With certificate from the salvagers. Est: $175-$250. 1805. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E post-transitional (Transitional Type VIII/B), 1-PH-6 at top. S-P37a; KM-21; CT-434. 21.68 grams. Cross mostly smooth from corrosion but pillars visible with clear date and denomination. With certificate from the salvagers. Est: $125-$200. 1806. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1653E, •PH• at top. S-P37a; KM-21; CT-437. 17.57 grams. Thin and smooth from corrosion but partial cross and pillars with two and a half dates visible. With certificate from the salvagers. Est: $125-$200. 1807. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1653E. S-P37a; KM-21; CT-437. 13.00 grams. Corroded with partial cross but bold pillars including date, mintmark, and assayer. With certificate from the salvagers. Est: $125-$200. 1808. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1654E, •PH• at top. S-P37a; KM-21; CT-438. 18.06 grams. Smooth cross side from corrosion but choice pillars preserved by resting on another coin (hence circular uncorroded area), some doubling but clear date, mintmark, and assayer. With certificate from the salvagers. Est: $175-$250. 1809. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1654E, •PH• at top. S-P37a; KM-18; CT-742. 8.58 grams. Thin from corrosion but nice details, mostly full cross and pillars, clear date. Est: $125-$200. 1810. Lot of two Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1R, 1652E (post-transitional) and 1653E. S-P37a; KM-13. 1.49 grams (1652); 2.79 grams (1653). Both corroded but detailed with clear dates. With certificates from the salvagers. Est: $100-$150. Maravillas, sunk in 1656 off Grand Bahama Island 1811. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (165)1E, with crowned-•F• countermark on shield. S-P36; KM-19b; CT-511. 24.49 grams. Choice full countermark with no dots above crown, nice full cross with bold 1 of date in legend, some flatness but light corrosion only on shield side. Pedigreed to our Auction #1, with original lot-tag #131. Est: $200-$300. 1812. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1654E, •PH• at top. S-P37a; KM-21; CT-438. 18.40 grams. Corroded and a bit dark but with two clear dates, almost complete cross and pillars. Est: $100-$150. 1813. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1654E, •PH• at top. S-P37a; KM-16; CT-899. 3.09 grams. Thin from corrosion with weak cross but decent pillars. Est: $100-$150. Unidentified ca.-1671 wreck in Seville Harbor, Spain 1814. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1659E. S-P37a; KM-21; CT-447. 22.74 grams. Round flan with two edge-cracks as made, light corrosion with dark encrustation, nearly full cross and pillars with bold details. Est: $200-$300. 1815. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1669E. S-P37b; KM-26; CT-344. 26.85 grams. Dark with some light encrustation, original surfaces with faint corrosion, clear two dates with weak but present date between pillars. Est: $125-$200. 1816. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1670E. S-P37b; KM-25; CT-495. 12.40 grams. Choice, with polished but minimally corroded surfaces, nice two dates including pillars-side date in legend. Est: $150-$225.

Consolación, sunk in 1681 off Santa Clara Island, Ecuador Lima 1817. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1659V, “Star of Lima” type, rare. S-L5; KM-18.1. 3.29 grams. Very thin from corrosion (hence uncertain series) but clear date and type, particularly rare as from this wreck. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M180176. Est: $100-$150. 1818. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, (1659)V, “Star of Lima” type, rare. S-L5; KM-16. 2.21 grams. Thin from corrosion with faint cross and pillars, clear L*M over date and denomination 2 to right, particularly rare type as from this wreck. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M180177. Est: $150-$225. Potosí 1819. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1653E, •PH• at top. S-P37a; KM-21; CT-437. 14.00 grams. Corroded with faint pillars but bold cross, full threedigit date below, a bit dark. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M180131. Est: $125-$200. 1820. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1668E. S-P37b; KM-26; CT-343. 17.76 grams. Corroded but with a good cross, darker crusty surfaces. Est: $100-$150. 1821. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1677E. S-P37b; KM-26; CT-352. 22.28 grams. Crude corrosion (especially on cross side) but bold pillars, parts of all three dates. With Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC photo-certificate. Est: $200-$300. 1822. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1679C. S-P38; KM-26; CT-357. 19.90 grams. Solid but with surface corrosion all over, nicely toned, most of pillars and cross, two dates. With Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC photo-certificate. Est: $200-$300. 1823. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1679V. S-P39; KM-26; CT-359. 19.68 grams. Good full pillars and cross but both doubled, two bold dates (one in legend, the other below cross), moderately corroded but nicely toned. With Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC photo-certificate. Est: $200-$300. 1824. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1679V. S-P39; KM-26; CT-359. 20.61 grams. Corroded with bold cross side but faint pillars side, clear date below cross. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M180130. Est: $175-$250. 1825. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1677E. S-P37b; KM-25; CT-502. 9.93 grams. Corroded but with nearly full cross and pillars, parts of all three dates visible. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M180124. Est: $125-$200. 1826. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1677E. S-P37b; KM-25; CT-502. 10.23 grams. Corroded with partial cross and pillars visible, one and a half dates (tops of 77 below cross). With HRC photo-certificate #5182. Est: $100-$150. 1827. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1664E. S-P37a; KM-16; CT-912. 3.36 grams. Thin from corrosion, edge-crack (as made), decent pillars-side details. With HRC photo-certificate #5142. Est: $90-$135. 1828. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1676E. S-P37b; KM-24; CT-603. 6.11 grams. Somewhat corroded but with a good weight, partial cross, near-complete pillars. With HRC photo-certificate #5123. Est: $90-$135. 1829. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1655E. S-P37a; KM-13; CT-1055. 2.65 grams. A bit thin from corrosion, off-center cross and pillars, full date below cross. With HRC photo-certificate #5119. Est: $50-$75. 1830. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1658E. S-P37a; KM-13; CT-1058. 3.51 grams. Light corrosion, partial cross and pillars, weird interior cuts on cross. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M180149. Est: $60-$90. 1831. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1658E. S-P37a; KM-13; CT-1058. 2.68 grams. A bit thin from corrosion but with partial cross and pillars, two full dates. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M180165. Est: $60-$90. 1832. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1665E. S-P37a; KM-13; CT-1065. 3.41 grams. Struck off-center with some flat areas but with nearly complete cross and pillars, two dates visible, light corrosion. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M180136. Est: $70-$100.

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1833. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1668E, assayer to left of cross (rare). S-P37b; KM-unl (23 for Type); CT-unl. 3.18 grams. Large flan, minimal corrosion, defined cross, pillars, and two dates, rare juxtaposition of assayer and mintmark. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M180154. Est: $75-$110. 1834. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1672/1E. S-P37b; KM-23; CT-unl. 1.34 grams. Thin from corrosion but with good details and two dates, overdate below cross only. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M180158. Est: $70-$100. 1835. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1673E. S-P37b; KM-23; CT-709. 4.03 grams. Overweight with thick planchet, bold cross, pillars, and date. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M180164. Est: $70-$100. 1836. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1676E. S-P37b; KM-23; CT-712. 3.24 grams. Odd shape with folded-over flap, minimal corrosion, partial cross and pillars, two dates visible. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M180146. Est: $70-$100. 1837. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1677/6E. S-P37b; KM-23; CT-unl. 1.48 grams. Scarce overdate, light corrosion, partial cross and pillars, clear details. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M180150. Est: $75-$110. 1838. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1677/6E. S-P37b; KM-23; CT-unl. 1.27 grams. Scarce overdate, small flan but bold details with minimal corrosion, clear date, mintmark, and assayer. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M180159. Est: $60-$90. 1839. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1677E. S-P37b; KM-23; CT-713. 2.80 grams. Big flan but much flatness, no corrosion. With ROBCAR photocertificate #M180151. Est: $70-$100. 1840. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1677E. S-P37b; KM-23; CT-713. 1.47 grams. Thin from corrosion but clear details, interesting flipover double-strike. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M180147. Est: $60-$90. 1841. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1/2 real, 1678E. S-P37b; KM-22; CT-829. 1.18 grams. Minor corrosion, detailed partial monogram and cross, rare as from a wreck With HRC photo-certificate #5102. Est: $50-$75. 1842. Lot of three Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1R, Philip IV or Charles II, assayers and dates not visible. 8.13 grams total. All with varying degrees of corrosion, includes one shield-type and one dated 1679. With ROBCAR photo-certificates #M180156 and #M180157 and HRC photo-certificate #5212. Est: $100-$150. Clumps and encrusted 1843. Lot of five clumps of two small cobs (mostly 1R, mints uncertain), uncleaned and encrusted (as found). 27.30 grams total. Each one totally cocooned in encrustation that is mostly brownish gray but also with some green. With ROBCAR tags and certificates #M180210-214. Est: $200-$300. 1844. Lot of five clumps of two small cobs (mostly 1R, mints uncertain), uncleaned and encrusted (as found). 27.59 grams total. All cocooned in encrustation, mostly brownish gray but with tinges of green, some raised whitish bits. With ROBCAR tags and certificates #M180215-219. Est: $200-$300. 1845. Lot of five cob 1R (mints uncertain), uncleaned and encrusted (as found). 12.83 grams total. One with raised areas of green with tiny shell bits but the rest all brownish-gray. With ROBCAR tags and certificates #M180180, 187, 191, 205 and 209. Est: $125-$200. 1846. Lot of five cob 1R (mints uncertain), uncleaned and encrusted (as found). 12.56 grams total. All similarly encrusted with brownish-gray, green and white. With ROBCAR tags and certificates #M180192, 193, 201, 202 and 203. Est: $125-$200. 1847. Lot of five cob 1R (mints uncertain), uncleaned and encrusted (as found). 11.52 grams total. All similarly encrusted with brownish-gray, green and white, one dated 1670. With ROBCAR tags and certificates #M180186, 188, 196, 197 and 198. Est: $125-$200. 1848. Lot of five cob 1R (mints uncertain), uncleaned and encrusted (as found). 13.26 grams total. All similarly encrusted with brownish-gray, green and white, one dated 1665. With ROBCAR tags and certificates #M180199, 200, 206, 207 and 208. Est: $125-$200.

1849. Lot of five cob 1R (mints uncertain), uncleaned and encrusted (as found). 10.40 grams total. All similarly encrusted with brownish-gray, green and white. With ROBCAR tags and certificates #M180189, 190, 194, 195 and 204. Est: $125-$200. Joanna, sunk in 1682 off South Africa 1850. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (16)77(G), rare. S-M20; KM-46; CT-277. 21.41 grams. Clear date and mintmark, the rest of the coin weak as usual, due to both strike and sea-wear. Est: $100-$150. 1851. Lot of two Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Charles II, assayers not visible. KM-46. 48.97 grams total. Corroded with partial crosses and shields Est: $150-$225. 1852. Lot of six Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip IV and Charles II, assayers not visible. 58.01 grams total. All thin from corrosion but with details remaining, polished, one with date 166(?). With original (generic) certificates from the salvagers. Est: $300-$450. Spanish 1715 Fleet, east coast of Florida 1853. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Charles II, assayer not visible. KM-46. 25.45 grams. Thick and roundish planchet, partial cross and shield, very light corrosion. Est: $125-$200. 1854. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1706J, rare, ex-Ullian. S-M22; KM-47; CT-unl. 20.66 grams. Corroded with partial cross and shield, full date, mintmark, and assayer, edge-flaw as made, rather dark. With Real Eight certificate signed by Lou Ullian. Est: $300-$450. 1855. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer J. S-M22; KM-47. 24.35 grams. Some corrosion yet detailed, full oMJ, partial date (1711?). Est: $150-$225. 1856. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer J. S-M22; KM47. 18.35 grams. Smooth and a bit thin from corrosion, full oMJ, partial date 17(??), small chip in edge. Est: $150-$225. 1857. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer J. S-M22; KM47. 26.17 grams. Partial cross and shield, bright surfaces with no corrosion. With photo-certificate. Est: $150-$225. 1858. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible. KM-47. 26.94 grams. Choice cross, partial shield and mintmark, darkly toned but no corrosion. Est: $150-$225. 1859. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible. KM-47. 26.08 grams. Interesting long shape with partial shield and choice cross, natural lacuna at edge, light corrosion, dark toned. Est: $150-$225. 1860. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible. KM-47. 26.44 grams. Quite nice with partial cross, shield, and mintmark, faint corrosion. Est: $125-$200. 1861. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible. KM-47. 26.17 grams. Thick and nearly full-weight planchet, almost no corrosion, partial cross and shield. Est: $125-$200. 1862. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible. KM-47. 23.11 grams. Nice with significant doubling, rather scarce, lightly corroded and somewhat dark. Est: $125-$200. 1863. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible. KM-47. 22.86 grams. Corroded and polished, partial cross (with light green encrustation) and shield. Est: $100-$150. 1864. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible. KM-47. 25.63 grams. Dark, partial cross (with corrosion) and shield. Est: $100-$150. 1865. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible, with green encrustation on cross. KM-47. 25.25 grams. Lightly corroded and encrusted with partial but clear shield, weak cross. Est: $125-$200. 1866. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible, uncleaned as found. KM-47. 26.19 grams. Dark but with minimal corrosion, partial cross and shield, clear denomination. Est: $150-$225.

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1867. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales “greenie” (uncleaned and encrusted, as found), Philip V, assayers not visible. KM-47. 25.07 grams. Encrusted with some corrosion but nearly full and bold cross and shield underneath. Est: $125-$200. 1868. Clump of two cob 8R “biscuits” (cocooned in oxidized encrustation). 53.83 grams total. A very neat little display consisting of two fairly solid coins that are entirely encased in dark, shelly encrustation and positioned (as found) with one leaning on the other, with a prominent “slipper-shell” stuck on top of one of the coins, somewhat rare as these things usually get broken apart and cleaned. Pedigreed to our Auction #13 (lot #700). Est: $350-$500. 1869. Lot of two Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayers not visible. KM-47. 47.78 grams total. Corroded, partial cross and shield on both, patchy dark encrustation. Est: $150-$225. 1870. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 reales, Philip V, assayer J. S-M22; KM-35. 6.19 grams. Choice with clear mintmark and assayer, partial shield and cross, minor surface corrosion. Est: $100-$150. Le Chameau, sunk in 1725 off Nova Scotia, Canada 1871. France (mint uncertain), 1/2 ecu, Louis XIV, date not visible, encrusted as found. 6.77 grams. Dark and thin from corrosion, reverse completely smooth, obverse with detailed bust and minor encrustation. Est: $40-$60. Rooswijk, sunk in 1739 southeast of England 1872. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (17)29R. S-M24; KM-47a; CT754. 26.57 grams. Thick, solid, uncorroded flan with bold oMR and clear date, full but weak cross. With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Est: $200-$300. 1873. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1735MF. KM-103; CT-779. 26.59 grams. Choice example with light polishing, no corrosion evident, AU details. With original (generic) certificates from the salvagers. Est: $200-$300. 1874. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1738MF. KM-103; CT-783. 26.44 grams. UNC details with minimal surface corrosion, minor chatter-marks, dark grey color throughout. Est: $200-$300. Hollandia, sunk in 1743 off the Isles of Scilly, southwest of England 1875. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1740/39MF. KM103; CT-789. 24.60 grams. AU details but with moderate surface corrosion, dark toning. Est: $100-$150. 1876. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1740MF, ex-Sotheby’s. KM-103; CT-790. 26.01 grams. AU details with some luster peeking around areas of light surface corrosion. With original Sotheby’s Hollandia envelope from the 1970s. Est: $150-$225. 1877. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1740MF. KM-103; CT-790. 25.50 grams. Nice pillars side with AU details, minimal surface corrosion and colorful toning at rims, the shield side corroded and encrusted with whitish sediment. Est: $75-$110. 1878. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1741MF. KM-103; CT-791. 20.92 grams. Dark and corroded (more so on pillars side), yet full AU details. Est: $75-$110. 1879. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 4 reales, Philip V, 1742MF, ex-Sotheby’s. KM-94; CT-1059. 11.95 grams. Moderately corroded and dark but shield and pillars still discernible, AU details. With original Sotheby’s Hollandia envelope from the 1970s. Est: $70-$100. Princess Louisa, sunk in 1743 off the Cape Verde Islands, west of Africa 1880. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1727(?)(M?). 10.05 grams. Corroded with some dark encrustation, faint date and assayer but clear denomination. With our photo-certificate. Est: $75-$110.

Luz, sunk in 1752 off Montevideo, Uruguay 1881. Santiago, Chile, gold bust 8 escudos, Ferdinand VI, 1751J, PCGS MS61, ex-Luz (stated on label). CT-72; KM-3. Lustrous and well struck with good central details, some surface hairlines, semi-prooflike quality to fields around reverse legends, better than those typically seen. PCGS #36259184. Est: $3,000-$4,500. Bredenhof, sunk in 1753 off Mozambique, east of Africa 1882. Lot of four copper coins: One Dutch East India Company (Zeeland province) duit 1752 with four contemporary holes (probably sewn onto something), two duits in a clump together, and an unidentified Indian coin. 12.97 grams total. Duits in clump are corroded and encrusted while holed duit displays original surfaces with minimal corrosion, the Indian coin corroded. With generic certificates from the salvagers. Est: $70-$100. Auguste, sunk in 1761 off Nova Scotia, Canada 1883. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1749MF. KM104.1; CT-324. 24.37 grams. Bold AU details with surface corrosion, dark toning. With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Est: $150-$225. 1884. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1751MF. KM-104.1; CT-327. 25.64 grams. XF details with minimal surface corrosion, dark encrustation in centers. With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Est: $175-$250. 1885. Lima, Peru, pillar 8 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1757JM, dots over both mintmarks. KM-55.1; CT-unl. 21.09 grams. AU details but with moderate surface corrosion, darkly toned with black encrustation on shield side. With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Est: $125-$200. 1886. France (Amiens mint), ecu, Louis XV, 1728-X. KM-486.23. 28.41 grams. Better condition than typically seen from this wreck but somewhat low in contrast, AU details, crusty dark toning. With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Est: $150-$225. 1887. France (Bayonne mint), ecu, Louis XV, 1732-L. KM-486.12. 25.88 grams. Evenly corroded, legends quite bold, patches of black encrustation, VF details. With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Est: $125-$200. 1888. France (Besançon mint), ecu, Louis XV, 1736, mintmark backto-back C’s. KM-486.28. 26.10 grams. Moderate corrosion yet date and mintmark fully visible, AXF details, lightly toned, edge clip at 5 o’clock. With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Est: $125-$200. 1889. France (Pau mint, for the Province of Bearn), ecu, Louis XV (large bust), 1742, mintmark cow. KM-518. 28.22 grams. Scarcer issue, obverse weak with some adjustment marks, reverse bold, light rust- colored encrustation on dark gunmetal surfaces, XF details. With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Est: $150-$225. 1890. France (Amiens mint), 1/2 ecu, Louis XV, 1726-X. KM-484.22. 12.45 grams. Moderate surface corrosion but with full XF+ details (somewhat lightly struck), dark spots of encrustation. With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Est: $100-$150. Cazador, sunk in 1784 off New Orleans, Louisiana 1891. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1783FF. KM106.2. 25.97 grams. Bold AU details with minimal surface corrosion, deep red toning in legends on obverse, muted luster on reverse. Est: $100-$150. Hartwell, sunk in 1787 off the Cape Verde Islands, west of Africa 1892. Lot of three coins: Mexico bust 8R 1783FF; Lima bust 2R 1777MJ; and Mexico pillar 1R 1769M. 29.37 grams. All corroded and polished but with full F-VF details. With generic certificates from the salvagers. Est: $100-$150. Piedmont, sunk in 1795 off Cornwall, England 1893. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1666E, NGC Genuine / Piedmont. S-P37a; KM-16; CT-914. Broad flan with good full cross, full but slightly corroded pillars-and-waves, two dates, patchy dark toning. Pedigreed to our Auction #12 (lot #867), with 2008 certificate. Est: $100-$150.

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Colossus, sunk in 1798 off the Isles of Scilly, southwest of England 1894. Azores, copper 10 reis, 1750. Gomes-03.01; KM-2. 11.82 grams. Polished VF with edge-knocks and small bits of edge lost to corrosion, important as the first example of this type we can recall seeing from this wreck, which was famous for carrying the “Hamilton collection” of Etruscan (Greek) vases. With original certificate from the salvager. Est: $100-$150. Sabina, sunk in 1842 off South Africa 1895. Lima, Peru, gold bust 8 escudos, Ferdinand VII, 1815JP, rare provenance. CT-21; KM-129.1. 27.01 grams. Somewhat grainy surfaces with hints of original luster, some lamination errors on obverse along with adjustment marks and slightly weak center on reverse, AU overall with pleasing gold color, not a rare coin but rare as from this wreck. With generic certificate from the salvagers. Est: $1,250-$2,000. 1896. Lot of ten Spanish colonial bust 8 reales, various mints and periods. 204.53 grams total. Nice mix of dates and mints including a Santiago, Chile, 1816FJ and two Durango-minted War for Independence issues. All corroded and polished but with visible dates and mintmarks, some with assayers visible. With generic certificates from the salvagers. Est: $300-$450. Santo Andre, sunk in 1856 off the Cape Verde Islands, west of Africa 1897. Lot of two Spanish 20 reales of Isabel II, dated 1851 and 1852. KM-593.2. 45.54 grams. Corroded but with dates and some details visible. With generic certificates from the salvagers. Est: $60-$90. S.S. Central America, sunk in 1857 in deep water off North Carolina 1898. Santiago, Chile, 50 centavos, 1855, in promotional “slab.” KM128. Some corrosion and minor encrustation, patches of original mint luster and color, AU details overall. Housed in a promotional plastic “slab” by Global Certification Services Est: $150-$225. Camberwell, sunk in 1917 off Isle of Wight, south of England 1899. Calcutta, British India, 10 rupees, 25-1-1916, series AC 48, serial 80399, laminated with wreck information. SCWPM-A10f. Part of a shipment of unsigned 10 rupee notes shipped from Great Britain and bound for India to be signed and circulated. Partially intact (60-75%) with light staining and circular degradation pattern (typical for these notes after spending several decades underwater), with full serial. With certificate from the salvager. Est: $100-$150. 1900. Calcutta, British India, 10 rupees, 25-1-1916, series AC 48, serial 80383, laminated. SCWPM-A10f. Partially intact (60-75%) with light staining and circular degradation pattern (typical), with full serial. With certificate from the salvager. Est: $100-$150. 1901. Lot of two Calcutta, British India, 10 rupees, 25-1-1916, series AC 48, serials 80380 and 80396, laminated. SCWPM-A10f. Partially intact (60-75%) with light staining and circular degradation pattern (typical), with full serials. With certificate from the salvager. Est: $125-$200. 1902. Lot of two Calcutta, British India, 10 rupees, 25-1-1916, series AC 48, serial 80485 and 85(?), laminated. SCWPM-A10f. Partially intact (6075%) with light staining and circular degradation pattern (typical), one choice example with full serial. With certificate from the salvager. Est: $125-$200. 1903. Lot of three Calcutta, British India, 10 rupees notes, 25-1-1916, series AC 48, serials not visible. SCWPM-A10f. Partially intact (40-50%) with light staining and circular degradation pattern (typical). With certificates from the salvager. Est: $100-$150. 1904. Lot of four Calcutta, British India, 10 rupees, 25-1-1916, series AC 48, serials not visible. SCWPM-A10f. Partially intact (30-65%) with light staining and circular degradation pattern (typical), two fused together. With certificates from the salvager. Est: $100-$150.

“Manila Bay treasure,” dumped off the Philippines in 1942 1905. Philippines (struck in San Francisco), 1 peso, 1908-S, in promotional holder. KM-172. 6” x 4-1/4” (wallet). Minor corrosion with full details present, silvery color, attractive promotional display (made by “PCS Stamps & Coins”). Housed in promotional wallet printed with The “Lost” San Francisco Silver Dollar and showing the story behind this find. Est: $60-$90. Andrea Doria, sunk in 1956 off Massachusetts 1906. Italy, 1,000 lire, no date (1947-51), serial M134 079790, salvaged from the Andrea Doria (1956), in large acrylic display and promotional case, PCGS grade Genuine. Degradation from saltwater immersion, full serial number and woman’s portrait visible, typical quality of Andrea Doriarecovered Italian lire which degraded more heavily when compared to the silver certificates due to different paper used. The note is encased in a lucite holder contained in a display box and comes with a salvager’s certificate. PCGS #80019847. Est: $125-$200.

Mexico Silver Cobs

Charles-Joanna, “Late Series” 1907. Four-coin denomination set in holder printed with “The First Coins Minted in America,” consisting of Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, 2 reales, 1 real, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer L, plus Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, copper 4 maravedís, Charles-Joanna, assayer oF. 4R, Nesmith-82; 2R, Nesmith 81a; 1R, Nesmith-80c; 4M, S-SD1. 8” x 4” plastic holder. Decent examples of all assayer L to the left and mintmark M to the right (L-M), especially the 4 reales which has full legends on both sides, the copper 4 maravedís in typically crude condition. Housed in a Capital Plastic holder. Est: $400-$600. 1908. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer O to right, mintmark oM to left (oM-O). Nesmith-1106; CT-88; S-M10. 13.65 grams. Crude strike and flan as usual for this assayer, with much flatness but some bold legend and tops of pillars (shield nice, too), technically AVF with dark toning in crevices. Est: $250-$375. 1909. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer O to right, mintmark oM to left (oM-O), NGC XF 45. Nesmith110b; CT-88; S-M10. Deeply rainbow-toned all over, with full but off-center central details, some bold legend. Pedigreed to our Auction #20, with original lot-tag #595. NGC #4173199-015. Est: $200-$300. 1910. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer O to right, mintmark oM to left (oM-O). Nesmith-110; CT-121; S-M10. 6.64 grams. Deeply toned VF+ with flat areas, much legend, nice shield. Est: $175-$250. 1911. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer O to right, mintmark oM to left (oM-O). Nesmith-110; CT-121; S-M10. 6.39 grams. Full inner details, well-centered Fine with contrasting encrustation, no toning. Est: $75-$110. 1912. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 real, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer L to right, mintmark M to left (M-L). Nesmith-84e; CT-145; S-M9. 3.26 grams. Deeply toned Fine with full interior details, modern scrape down the length of the right-hand pillar. Est: $70-$100. Shield-type 1913. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1657(P). S-M19; KM-45; CT365. 25.16 grams. Good full cross, clear date but shield side shows lots of scratches and even some slight corrosion and dark spots, so possibly salvaged (“Jupiter wreck” of 1659 is most likely). Est: $175-$250. 1914. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 165(?)P, with chopmarks as from circulation in Asia. S-M19; KM-45. 27.22 grams. Weird shape with two rounded points and two sharp ones, nice full cross, full shield with full oMP to left, partial date, small lacuna, graffiti and small chops on cross side, Fine with spotty brown toning. Est: $175-$250.

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1915. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer P (ca. 1650s). S-M19; KM-45. 26.47 grams. Fat (leaning) barrel shape with bold full oMP and denomination 8 flanking full shield, weaker cross, salvaged AVF with hairline edge-cracks. With Frank Sedwick photo-certificate from 1993. Est: $150-$225. 1916. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer P (ca. 1660s). S-M19; KM-45. 23.55 grams. Very odd shape that resembles an olive jar, good full cross, full oMP but only VG and rather crude and with dark oxidation around edge. Est: $100-$150. 1917. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible (ca. 1715). KM-47. 23.68 grams. Silvery (salvaged and cleaned) but with minimal surface corrosion, some dark spots, good full cross, nearly full shield with bold denomination 8. Est: $80-$120. 1918. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer F, with chopmarks and five-petal flower countermark (Sumenep / Madura Island, Indonesia, 1814, 1 real batu) on cross side. S-M26 (host); KM-47a (host), 197 (countermark). 25.57 grams. Small, thick flan with nearly full shield and cross, full oMF, full countermark and two small chops on cross side, About Fine with dark areas. Est: $200-$300. 1919. Lot of eight Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer P (where visible), most with small chopmarks as from circulation in Asia. KM-45. 212.96 grams total. Fine on average, a couple silvery but the rest toned, a few with corrosion. Est: $600-$900. 1920. Lot of three Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV and Charles II, assayer P or not visible. 75.00 grams total. An interesting trio, as one shows a bold oMP and shield and denomination 8 but with tiny hole at top, the second coin with same but weaker details with tiny punchmarks all over, and the last a neat, elongated shape with clear denomination 8, Fine on average, all but last toned. Est: $250-$375. 1921. Lot of three Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, Charles II and Philip V, assayers not visible. 80.48 grams total. Lightly toned About Fine on average, with generally decent shields and crosses. Est: $250-$375. 1922. Lot of four Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer D or not visible. KM-47. 106.78 grams total. Some neat shapes and nice toning, one with clear assayer, decent shields and crosses. Est: $300-$450. 1923. Lot of four Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, various periods, assayers not visible. 60.98 grams total. Interesting shapes, toned VG on average, one with old spots of extra metal and one with tiny chopmarks. Est: $250-$375. 1924. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 reales, 1708J, rare. S-M22; KM-35. 7.02 grams. Good full cross and nearly full shield, full oM and bottom half of date (clear), nicely toned Fine, inexplicably overweight. Est: $150-$225. 1925. Lot of ten Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 reales, various periods, assayers not visible. 65.51 grams total. VG on average, all lightly toned except for one that is dark (that one with deep punchmark), some interesting shapes, decent shields and/or crosses. Est: $350-$500. 1926. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, Philip II, assayer O to right and below oM mintmark to left (oMO-O). S-M11; KM-unl; CT-unl. 3.25 grams XF/VF with full shield and cross, light toning, edge-split, interesting variety with assayer on both sides of shield. Pedigreed to our Auction #20 (lot #1870). Est: $80-$120. 1927. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, 1728/7(D), rare. S-M23a; KM-unl (30 for Type). 2.49 grams. Clear date, nearly full cross and shield, only VG but with some contrasting toning. Est: $75-$110. 1928. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, 1671G, very rare. S-M20; KM23; CT-810. 1.54 grams. Full 167 and clear bottom tip of final digit 1 of date, clear oMG, nearly full cross, somewhat worn (AVG). Est: $75-$110. 1929. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, (16)80(L), very rare. S-M21; KM-23. 1.41 grams. Bold 80 of date, full cross, patchy toning and trace of corrosion (salvaged?), otherwise VG. Est: $75-$110.

1930. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, 1720(J), very rare. S-M22; KM-24; CT-1833. 1.73 grams. Bold full date, good full cross, deeply toned VF. Est: $75-$110. Klippes 1931. Mexico City, Mexico, klippe 8 reales, 1733MF. S-M28; KM-48; CT-768. 26.57 grams. Richly toned VF+ with full crown and date, choice inner details as usual, holed to left of cross. Pedigreed to the Stack’s Bowers & Ponterio auction of January 2012, with original lot-tag #2682. Est: $500-$750. 1932. Mexico City, Mexico, klippe 8 reales, (1733-4)MF, cut down to possible African standard. S-M28; KM-48. 16.04 grams. Dark VF with encrustation in crevices, full assayer and denomination but date off the edge, with the appearance of a 4R but actually cut down (on edges) from an 8R to a 16-gram contemporary standard we have seen several times (possibly North African). Est: $150-$225.

Lima Silver Cobs

Shield-type 1933. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, Philip II, assayer Diego de la Torre, oD to left, * to right of monogram, ex-Clyde Hubbard. S-L4; KM-5. 1.48 grams. Broad-flan VF with choice full crown, full but doubled monogram and cross, darkly toned fields. With Almanzar auction lot-tag that says “x-Clyde Hubbard lot.” Est: $75-$110. Pillars-and-waves 1935. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1686(R). S-L7; KM-24; CT-229. 26.68 grams. Very broad flan but with peripheries flat (also edge-cracks), the cross and pillars still full and with bold full date, silvery Fine with touch of corrosion on edge (probably salvaged). Est: $250-$375. 1936. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1703H. S-L15a; KM-31; CT-1476. 3.13 grams. Nice full cross and pillars, smallish flan with hint of surface corrosion (VF otherwise), two bold assayers and mintmarks, spotty toning. Pedigreed to our Auction #13, with original lot-tag #1107. Est: $60-$90. 1937. Lot of eleven Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 reales, Charles II through Ferdinand VI, all with visible dates. 13.52 grams total. Mostly toned, About Fine on average, a few corroded and/or encrusted, dates as follows: 1684, 1685, 1689, 1701, 1707, 1712, 1720, 1726, 1732, 1744 and 1749. Est: $250-$375.

Potosí Silver Cobs

Shield-type 1938. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer B (3rd period). S-P10; KM-5.1; CT-158. 27.09 grams. Richly toned AXF with central weakness. Est: $200-$300. 1939. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer B (5th period), borders of x’s. S-P14; KM-5.5. 26.53 grams. Good full shield, full but doubled cross, bold borders of x’s and some bold legend, Fine+ with dark sediment in crevices for good contrast. Est: $200-$300. 1940. Lot of four Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer B (various periods). 106.97 grams total. VF-XF on average with nice full shields and crosses, all but one attractively toned, two with clear assayers, each one holed at edge. Est: $300-$450. 1941. Lot of four Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayers R (curved leg) and T. KM-10. 104.61 grams total. Fine on average, mostly toned, all but one with surface corrosion, clear assayers on most, also with decent shields and crosses. Est: $350-$500. 1942. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible. KM-10. 26.94 grams. Choice round flan with good full shield and (slightly doubled) cross, darkly toned AVF with some peripheral flatness. Est: $150-$225. 1943. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer P (1624-26), quadrants of cross transposed, ex-”Panama hoard.” S-P23; KM-19a. 26.94 grams. Squarish flan with full shield and cross, clear assayer, Fine with orange sediment in crevices. From the ca.-1629 “Panama hoard.” Est: $150-$225.

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1944. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1629T, denomination •8•, fine-dot borders. S-P26; KM-19a; CT-470. 26.47 grams. AXF with choice details in 100% full shield, full cross as well, most of date, just low contrast overall. Est: $250-$375. 1945. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1629(T), denomination 8, fine-dot borders. S-P26; KM-19a; CT-470. 27.27 grams. Choice full shield, full date outside bold full cross, non-toned XF with peripheral flat areas. Est: $200-$300. 1946. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1630T, denomination x-8-x. S-P26; KM-19a; CT-472. 27.02 grams. Bold date, choice full cross-lions-castles and (slightly doubled) shield, full x-8-x denomination (the x’s really fleury crosses—see lots 768 and 770 in floor session), AXF with contrasting sediment on fields. From an early 1630s hoard in southern Peru. Est: $200-$300. 1947. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1641(?)FR, rare. S-P28; KM-19a. 27.18 grams. Full 4 of date but last digit unclear (could be 3), full cross and shield, full FR (rare in itself), rather worn (VG+) and with dark and green spots (probably debased silver). Est: $200-$300. 1948. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (16)41TR, rare, with small chopmarks and test-cuts as from circulation in Asia. S-P27; KM-19a; CT-484. 26.70 grams. Full 41 of date and assayer TR (large, but decidedly not FR like the previous lot), full and well-detailed shield, bold but off-center cross, AXF with clear, tiny chops. Est: $150-$225. 1949. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer B (5th period), rare. S-P14a; KM-9; CT-241. 13.65 grams. King’s ordinal III clear in legend (actually looks like IIII due to doubling), which sets it apart from the common examples with same details but without ordinal that are attributed to Philip II by default, also full shield and cross with slight doubling, VF with dark sediment on fields. Est: $150-$225. 1950. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer M (pre-dated type), quadrants of cross transposed. S-P18; KM-9; CT-242. 13.08 grams. Good full cross and shield, full P-dot-M, non-toned AVF. Est: $125-$200. 1951. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, (1)619T, rare. S-P21; KM-9. 13.33 grams. Most of date, full but partially flat shield and cross, full P+T, lightly toned VG. Est: $150-$225. 1952. Lot of three Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip II and III, assayers A/B, B (5th period, borders of x’s) and M. 19.45 grams total. Choice VF details (nice full shields and crosses, full mintmarks and assayers, nicely toned), but each with hole at edge. Est: $175-$225. 1953. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer Q. S-P17; KM-8; CT-353. 6.52 grams. Broad-flan Fine+ with good full shield and crown and cross, much legend, including erroneous IMDIARVM. Est: $100-$150. Pillars-and-waves 1954. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E post-transitional (Transitional Type VIII/B), 1-PH-6 at top. S-P37a; KM-21; CT-434. 24.62 grams. Full cross and pillars-and-waves but all a bit crude and crusty (probably salvaged), also slightly doubled, two dates, darkly toned. Est: $200-$300. 1955. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1664E. S-P37a; KM-21; CT-453. 26.84 grams. Bold full pillars and cross (well centered), Fine details, polished at one point but now with dark toning in crevices. Est: $125-$200. 1956. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1694VR. S-P40; KM-26; CT-380. 27.15 grams. Bold full pillars-and-waves, incomplete cross but with two full castles, VF with spotty toning and sediment, one full date and parts of both the others. Est: $200-$300. 1957. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1699F. S-P42; KM-26; CT-388. 24.00 grams. Small, thick and chunky flan (as made), with one full pillar, off-center cross with one full date below it (partial date in pillars), darkly toned AXF with flat areas near edge. Est: $175-$250. 1958. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1703Y. S-P43a; KM-31; CT-863. 26.99 grams. Well-centered full cross and (doubled) pillars, two dates, three assayers, Fine with contrasting sediment on fields. Est: $175-$250.

1959. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1747q. S-P50; KM-31a. 27.02 grams. Chunky flan with varying thickness, good full pillars, nearly full cross, two dates and mintmarks and assayers, VF with dark toning on cross side. Est: $150-$225. 1960. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1752q, mintmark and assayer transposed in pillars (rare). S-P52; KM-unl (40 for Type); CT-unl. 27.49 grams. Full and well-centered pillars and cross on a typically chunky flan, clear P to left and q to right of date above waves, bold VF with spot of coppery toning near edge. Est: $250-$375. 1961. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1752q, mintmark and assayer transposed in pillars (rare). S-P52; KM-unl (40 for Type); CT-unl. 26.80 grams. Full pillars and cross (both well centered) but somewhat crude and chunky as usual, with spotty gold toning, two dates, low-contrast AVF. Est: $250-$375. 1962. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1767V-(Y). S-P57; KM-45; CT-954. 26.79 grams. Chunky flan, most of cross and pillars set off by black toning in crevices, Fine. Est: $125-$200. 1963. Lot of five Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales: 1740M, 1755q, 1762V-(Y), 1766V-Y, 1767V-(Y) and 1771V-(Y). 134.58 grams total. Chunky AVF on average, with some patches of dark oxidation but clear dates. Est: $500-$750. 1964. Lot of five Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales: 1762V-(Y), 1763V-(Y), 1767V-(Y), 1771V-(Y) and 1772(V)-Y. 134.43 grams total. Chunky AVF on average, with some patches of dark oxidation but clear dates. Est: $500-$750. 1965. Lot of four Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Charles II and Philip V, dates as follows: 1684VR, 1685VR, 1690VR and 1734E. 53.78 grams total. Nicely toned AVF on average, with clear dates and other details, the 1690 and 1734 holed and the 1684 and 1685 double-struck. Est: $400-$600. 1966. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1703Y. S-P43a; KM-30; CT-1084. 13.37 grams. Nearly full pillars, off-center cross with full and bold king’s name (rarely seen), VF for era with minor surface corrosion and small dark spots. Pedigreed to our Auction #21, with original lot-tag #1089. Est: $150-$225. 1967. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1676E, upside-down A’s for V’s. SP37b; KM-24; CT-603. 8.08 grams. Interesting coin with full pillars-andwaves featuring an upside-down A instead of V twice in the motto, two dates with oversized 6’s, the cross full (and with normal-sized 6 in third date below) but oddly corroded, Fine+ overall. Est: $90-$135. 1968. Lot of five Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip IV and Charles II, dates as follows: 1662E, 1675E, 1682V, 1685VR and 1689VR. 34.00 grams total. Nicely toned VF on average, generally good crosses and pillars, also clear dates. Est: $300-$450. 1969. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1728M, ex-Puno hoard. S-P44; KM29; CT-1349. 6.21 grams. Bold full date within good pillars-and-waves, full but weaker cross with second date below, AVF with rich toning. From the ca.-1743 “Puno hoard” in Peru, with small Sedwick certificate from 2003. Est: $75-$110. 1970. Lot of five Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales: 1747q, 1761V-(Y), 1765V(Y), 1766V-Y, and 1771V-(Y). 33.55 grams total. Typically chunky F-VF, most lightly toned, with clear dates, no problems. Est: $250-$375. 1971. Lot of four Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1R of Charles II: 1672E, 1681V, 1690VR and 1694VR. KM-23. 12.88 grams total. Good full crosses and clear dates, AVF on average, one with dark patches of oxidation. Est: $125$200. 1972. Lot of 65 Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1/2R, various periods (one shieldtype), some with dates. 88.67 grams total. Generally good crosses and monograms, some with corrosion and/or encrustation, a few holed, decent details overall, Fine on average. Est: $800-$1,200.

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Other Silver Cobs

Dominican Republic 1973. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, copper 4 maravedís, Charles-Joanna, mintmark S-P, assayer F to left, denomination 4 to right, NGC Fine 12 BN. S-SD1; KM-43; CT-211. Full crowned pillars and anchor-like Y, the former with bold mintmark P to right and the latter flanked by bold F (with long foot) to left and clear denomination 4 to right, traces of orange but mostly dark, with edge-split. NGC #4503136-006. Est: $70-$100. 1974. Lot of ten Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, copper 4 maravedís, Charles-Joanna, assayer F. S-SD1. 31.19 grams total. Fine on average, all with decent details for the type, some minor encrustation here and there, all dark. Est: $100-$150. 1975. Lot of 50 Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, copper 4 maravedís, Charles-Joanna, assayer F or oF. S-SD1. 141.29 grams. Large assortment of grades (VG to VF) and condition (from crusty green to coppery, one bent), great for a small promotion as the first coins to be made and circulated in the Caribbean. Est: $400-$600. Guatemala 1976. Guatemala, “moclón” 2 reales, crown countermark (1662) on a Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip IV, assayer O (1649-51), rare. CT-Type 175. 4.87 grams. Good full countermark on bottom-right quadrant of nice full cross on Fine host, the shield on other side full and well-detailed also, with denomination-assayer 2-O to right, dark toning and sediment, holed at countermark. Est: $250-$375. 1977. Guatemala, cob 1/2 real, 1745(J), rare. S-G1; KM-2; CT-1748. 1.42 grams. Very long and narrow flan with full date on pillars side and full crown on the other, deeply toned VG with hole in one (flat) end. Est: $100-$150. 1978. Guatemala, cob 1/2 real, 1752J. S-G1a; KM-8; CT-621. 1.62 grams. Nearly full pillars with 100% full date below, also nearly full shield with clear assayer J to left and denomination + to right, VG with light old scratches, toned fields. Est: $70-$100. Spain Ferdinand-Isabel 1979. Seville, Spain, 1/2 real, Ferdinand-Isabel, no assayer, mintmark S below yoke. CT-467. 1.65 grams. Typically thin, broad flan with nearly full legends, lightly toned VF. Est: $60-$90. 1980. Large lot of sixteen Spanish 1/2R, Ferdinand-Isabel, various mints. 22.85 grams total. All thin from corrosion but with generally clear details (Fine on average), most with full legends, a few with spots of toning. Est: $175-$250. Philip II 1981. Seville, Spain, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer Gothic D at 4 and 8 o’clock on reverse. CT-536. 6.91 grams. Broad flan with nearly full crown and legends, choice grade (near AU with traces of luster) and sharp details all over, small brown spots. Est: $90-$135. Philip III 1982. Madrid, Spain, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer oG below MD mintmark to left (ca. 1620). CT-331; KM-17.4. 6.86 grams. Superb full cross-and-tressure, choice full shield (doubled) with bold MD-oG to left, XF+ with attractive toning. Est: $100-$150. 1983. Seville, Spain, cob 1/2 real, 1610B. CT-577; KM-46. 1.70 grams. Lightly toned XF with choice full cross and clear date, choice but off-center crown and monogram above mintmark-assayer S-B, king’s ordinal III preceded by (PHILI)PP (hence no -VS in the design), also with S in HISPANIARVM on other side actually an “8.” Est: $75-$110.

Philip III and IV 1984. Lot of four Spanish cob 8R (one) and 4R (three), Philip III and IV, various assayers (where visible). 67.73 grams total. One of the 4R is dated (16)18, and the 8R is shows a Segovia mintmark above a bold assayer B (early 1660s), Fine on average, one of the 4R dark and the 8R polished. Est: $200-$300. Philip IV 1985. Seville, Spain, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer R, rotated reverse legend. CT-Type 127; KM-80. 27.36 grams. Unevenly thick flan with flat areas but other spots choice, with full assayer and clear cross-side legend that places the (unreadable) date at 9 o’clock, attractively toned VF for actual wear. Est: $100-$150. 1986. Seville, Spain, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer R. CT-Type 127; KM80. 27.57 grams. Choice full shield and cross-lions-castles, clear assayer and denomination, AVF with toning in crevices, parts of edge crude (as made). Est: $100-$150. Mixed Mints 1987. Large lot of 37 Spanish and Spanish colonial cobs of all denominations (8R to 1/4R), various mints and periods (1500s to 1700s). 232.20 grams total. A great assortment of cobs of all kinds, some with dates, some with holes or other damage, a few encrusted, but most toned and no worse than F-VF on average, some cool things here—worth a look. Est: $750$1,100. 1988. Lot of fourteen silver cob minors (1/2, 1 and 2 reales), Spanish and Spanish colonial, various periods (1600s-1700s). 53.94 grams total. All either heavily worn (G-VG) or with problems (holed, plugged or shaved), but some with clear dates and several with nice crosses, all more or less toned. Est: $150-$225. 1989. Lot of three Spanish / Spanish colonial cob minors: Seville 2R Philip III assayer B; Potosí 1R Philip III assayer not visible; Potosí 1R 1765V-(Y). 11.58 grams total. 2R: Lightly corroded XF, no toning; 1R Philip III: thin and corroded, toned; 1R 1765: G-VG with much flatness, two dates, patina. Est: $60-$90.

World Silver Coins

Argentina (River Plate Provinces) 1990. Argentina (River Plate Provinces), Potosí mint, 2 reales, 1813J, PCGS VF30. Janson-10.1; KM-3. Even wear, some contact marks, patchy dark toning. PCGS #36269109. Est: $400-$600. Argentina (Republic) 1991. Argentina, 20 centavos, 1897, NGC MS 65. KM-36. Matte surfaces, dull luster on obverse but reverse is brighter, light gold toning throughout, tied with just one other for finest known in the NGC census. NGC #3162592017. Est: $150-$225. Bolivia (colonial) Pillars 1992. Potosí, Bolivia, pillar 4 reales, Charles III, 1769JR, fancy 9. KM49; CT-1170. 13.22 grams. VF, patchy green toning on reverse, scarce and desirable variety. Est: $200-$300. 1993. Potosí, Bolivia, pillar 2 reales, Charles III, 1768JR, no dot over mintmark. KM-48; CT-1377. 6.48 grams. VF with nice contrast due to darkly toned fields, a few old scratches. Est: $100-$150. Busts 1994. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1773JR. KM-55; CT973. 27.13 grams. Bright and lustrous AU+ with light hairlines, first year of issue. Est: $125-$200. 1995. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1774JR, NGC MS 61. KM-55; CT-974. 26.99 grams. Mottled gold / grey toning over muted luster, some surface hairlines. NGC #4704300-001. Est: $500-$750.

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1996. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1788PR, in-collar double strike, with chopmarks as from circulation in China, NGC UNC details / chopmarked. KM-55; CT-997. 26.99 grams. An interesting, high-grade coin exhibiting an in-collar double strike with small degree of rotation (hence the deformed legends and “doubling” around bust) as well as chopmarks, test punches, and even scratched-in Chinese characters from use in Asia. Rather bright with light gold toning that gets darker around the rims. NGC #4704300-004. Est: $150-$225. 1997. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1799PP. KM-73; CT-722. 27.09 grams. UNC with a weak strike (common for this date), some surface hairlines and encrustation, probably a hoard coin. Est: $100-$150. 1998. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1808PJ. KM-73; CT-732. 26.61 grams. Deeply rainbow toned AXF, no problems. Est: $75-$110. 1999. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1825JL. KM-84; CT-618. 26.86 grams. Cleaned XF, spotty toning, popular as the last date of colonial issue. Est: $125-$200. Bolivia (Republic) 2000. Potosí, Bolivia, 8 soles, 1838LM, NGC AU 55. KM-97. Light wear on high points, a few surface hairlines, gunmetal grey toning. NGC #3901868-004. Est: $100-$150. 2001. Potosí, Bolivia, 2 soles, 1862/1FJ, PCGS AU58, finest known in PCGS census. KM-135.2. Finest known at PCGS with the other graded VF20; none seen at NGC. Light wear on high points, some luster with colorful rainbow toning. PCGS #36271754. Est: $100-$150. 2002. Potosí, Bolivia, 1 sol, 1860FJ, PCGS AU53. KM-134.2. Lustrous and well struck, some reddish toning. PCGS #36271759. Est: $100-$150. 2003. Potosí, Bolivia, 1 sol, 1863/2FP, PCGS AU58, finest known in PCGS census. KM-134.2. Finest known at PCGS with the other graded AU55; none seen at NGC. Minor surface friction at high points of design, very muted luster, some colorful rainbow toning on reverse. PCGS #36271753. Est: $100-$150. Brazil 2004. Brazil (Bahia mint), 960 reis, João Prince Regent, 1812-B, struck over a Spanish colonial bust 8 reales, NGC MS 61. Russo-397; KM-307.1. Quite lustrous, a few contact marks for the grade, dark rainbow toning along top edge, almost no host coin details visible besides denomination. NGC #4826935-001. Est: $125-$200. Chile (colonial) Busts 2005. Santiago, Chile, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1815FJ. KM-80; CT-631. 27.11 grams. XF with crude rims (as made), light chalky toning throughout. Est: $200-$300. 2006. Santiago, Chile, bust 2 reales, Charles III, 1788DA. KM-30; CT1431. 6.48 grams. Cleaned Fine, plugged hole at top, previously gilt. Est: $80-$120. 2007. Santiago, Chile, bust 2 reales, Charles IV (bust of Charles III), 1789DA. KM-37; CT-1035. 6.63 grams. VF, dark toning around rims, old scratch on shield, first date of Charles IV coinage. Est: $200-$300. 2008. Santiago, Chile, bust 2 reales, Ferdinand VII transitional (“admiral” bust), 1811FJ. KM-74; CT-1017. 6.50 grams. Bold but slightly crude strike, richly old-toned F/VF, scarce three-year type. Est: $125-$200. Chile (Republic) 2009. Santiago, Chile, 1 peso, 1876, PCGS AU detail / scratch. KM142.1. Lustrous and wear-free, the stated scratches in fields on arms side rather light and possibly just bagmarks. PCGS #36271751. Est: $200-$300. Colombia (colonial) Busts 2010. Popayán, Colombia, bust 2 reales, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1811JF. Restrepo-114.3; KM-70.2; CT-unl (cf. 975). 6.64 grams. Non-toned VF, offcenter strike. Pedigreed to our Auction #7, with original lot-tag #1318. Est: $125-$200.

2011. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 2 reales, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1819FJ. Restrepo-113.7; KM-70.1; CT-1012. 6.76 grams. Lightly toned AXF for issue (scarce grade), very attractive. Pedigreed to our Auction #7, with original lot-tag #1319. Est: $125-$200. 2012. Lot of two Bogotá, Colombia, bust 2 reales, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1819FJ (normal date). Restrepo-113.9; KM-70.1; CT1012. 11.81 grams. Both untoned VG with scratches, rim bruise on one. Est: $80-$120. 2013. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1 real, Charles IV, 1802JJ. Restrepo-78.34; CT-1193; KM-58. 3.01 grams. Holed AXF, some hairlines, untoned surfaces. Est: $100-$150. 2014. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1 real, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1810JF/JJ, no dot between IND and REX, inverted V’s for A’s (unlisted). Restrepo-unl. (cf. 111.3a); KM-68.1; CT-unl. (Type 340). 3.08 grams. Holed VG+ with crude strike and several lamination errors on obverse, untoned. Est: $100-$150. 2015. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1 real, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1819FJ, inverted J. Restrepo-111.18; KM-68.1; CT-1215. 3.32 grams. XF for issue with subdued luster, good rims. Pedigreed to our Auction #7, with original lot-tag #1333. Est: $150-$225. 2016. Bogotá, Colombia, 1/4 real, Charles III, anepigraphic type with pillar-type castle and bust-type lion. Restrepo-2.2; CT-1477 (under La Rioja, Argentina). 0.67 gram. Fine, holed at top. Est: $50-$75. Colombia (Republic / Cundinamarca) 2017. Lot of eleven Bogotá (Cundinamarca), Colombia, 8 reales, 1819-1821JF. 250.20 grams total. Total of three 1819JF “LIBERTAD AMERICANA,” one 1820JF without mintmark (rare), five 1821JF with mintmark and dot below A, one 1821JF with mintmark and no dot below A, and one 1821JF without mintmark (rare). All holed and generally VG to Fine. Est: $500-$750. Colombia (Republic of New Granada) 2018. Lot of six Bogotá, Colombia, 8 reales: 1839RS, 1840RS (2), 1843RS (2), 1845RS. Restrepo-194; KM-98. 135.00 grams total. Grades range from VG to VF, all holed and some with scratches, mostly untoned. Est: $125-$200. 2019. Bogotá, Colombia, 1/2 real, 1834RS. Restrepo-150.3; KM-88. 1.31 grams. Rainbow toned VF, typical weak rims and strike. Est: $80-$120. Colombia (United States of Colombia) 2020. Bogotá, Colombia, 1 décimo, 1866, 0.835 fineness, NGC AU 55, finest known in NGC and PCGS censuses. Restrepo-268.1; KM-145.1. Light circulation evident on high points, pleasing rainbow tone throughout. NGC #4700529-006. Est: $100-$150. 2021. Lot of two Colombia coins: Popayán, 1 décimo, 1864, 0.900 fineness; Medellín, 10 centavos, 1885, 0.835 fineness. Restrepo-269.1, 275.1; KM-145.2, 175.2. 4.90 grams total. The 1864 décimo is VF with a crude strike using reworked Nueva Granada pattern dies while the 1885 10 centavos is XF with a large die cud covering most of Medellín. The 1864 is pedigreed to the Dana Roberts collection. Est: $125-$200. Colombia (modern Republic) 2022. Colombia, 1 peso, 1956, Popayán Mint 200th Anniversary, NGC MS 66. KM-216; KM-216. Intricately designed coin with bright rainbow toning over subdued luster, nice grade. NGC #4700529-007. Est: $60-$90. 2023. Colombia, 10 centavos, 1911, NGC MS 63. Restrepo-377.1; KM-196.1. Lustrous, spots of dark grey toning, first year for the type. NGC #4707264-001. Est: $70-$100. 2024. Colombia, copper-nickel 1 centavo, 1919, larger second 9, NGC MS 63, ex-Roberts (stated on label). Restrepo-347.2a; KM-275. Bright and colorful with rainbow toning throughout over smooth surfaces. Pedigreed to the Dana Roberts collection. NGC #4707264-002. Est: $125-$200.

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Costa Rica (countermarks and counterstamps) Type III 2025. Costa Rica, 2 reales, Liberty head / ceiba tree double countermark (1845, Type III) on a Seville, Spain, bust 2 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1820CJ, ex-Gibbs. KM-42. 5.64 grams. XF countermark on a VF host coin, lightly cleaned with reddish-orange toning, significant lamination error on reverse. Pedigreed to the Howard Gibbs collection (Schulman auction of March 1966, lot 528). Est: $100-$150. Type IV 2026. Costa Rica, 1 real, 1846JB counterstamp (Type IV) on a Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real of the mid-1700s. KM-47. 2.98 grams. Strange VF counterstamp with “bubbly” legends and design (possibly from rusted dies), considerable toning with blue and gold hues in center. Est: $100-$150. 2027. Costa Rica, 1 real, 1846JB counterstamp (Type IV) on a Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real of the mid-1700s. KM-47. 2.01 grams. Fine counterstamp on very smooth host with edges clipped, small hole near sun from past environmental damage, mostly dark toned. Est: $100-$150. Type V 2028. Costa Rica, 2 reales, 1846JB counterstamp (Type V) on a Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales of the mid-1700s. KM-54. 6.13 grams. VF counterstamp with full details on both sides (rare as most have some part of legends not visible due to strike weakness), deep toning throughout, smooth host coin. Est: $100-$150.

2029. Costa Rica, 2 reales, 1846JB counterstamp (Type V) on a Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales of the mid-1700s. KM-54. 6.14 grams. Fine+ counterstamp with areas of weakness from crude strike and possibly damaged die, dark toning with hints of gold color around ceiba tree, smooth host with defined edges. Est: $100-$150. Type VI 2030. Costa Rica, 2 reales, “lion” countermark (Type VI, 1849-57) on a Costa Rica (Central America Republic) 2 reales of 1849JB, NGC VF 25, c/s XF standard. KM-77. 5.53 grams. Choice countermark on a detailed and flat host, moderate rainbow toning throughout, a type that tops out at VF in the NGC census. NGC #4703624-015. Est: $100-$150. 2031. Costa Rica, 1 real, “lion” countermark (Type VI, 1849-57) on a Costa Rica (Central American Republic) 1 real of 1849JB, NGC VF 20, c/s VF standard. KM-72a. 2.83 grams. Nice countermark, areas of weakness on host, rainbow toned all over. NGC #4703624-013. Est: $100-$150. 2032. Costa Rica, 1/2 real, “lion” countermark (Type VI, 1849-57) on a Costa Rica (Central American Republic) 1/2 real 1831E, NGC VF 30, c/s XF standard. KM-67. 1.44 grams. Complete countermark, cupped host (sunrays flat) with deep rainbow toning. NGC #4703624-002. Est: $125-$200. 2033. Costa Rica, 1/2 real, “lion” countermark (Type VI, 1849-57) on a Costa Rica (Central American Republic) 1/2 real 1843M, NGC VF 30, c/s XF standard. KM-67. 1.38 grams. Strongly struck and defined countermark, distorted host from countermarking process, all colorfully toned. NGC #4703624-004. Est: $125-$200. 2034. Costa Rica, 1/2 real, “lion” countermark (Type VI, 1849-57) on a Costa Rica (Central American Republic) 1/2 real 1847JB, NGC XF 45, c/s XF standard. KM-68. 1.50 grams. Decent countermark with a little weakness along top legend, flat host with deeply toned fields yet silvery rims and centers (possibly from being hammered flat during countermarking). NGC #4703624-006. Est: $125-$200. 2035. Costa Rica, 1/2 real, “lion” countermark (Type VI, 1849-57) on a Costa Rica (Central American Republic) 1/2 real 1848JB, NGC XF 40, c/s XF standard. KM-68. 1.44 grams. Almost full countermark with strong definition on cupped host, attractive deep rainbow toning. NGC #4703624-008. Est: $125-$200.

Type VIII 2036. Costa Rica, 1 colon, 1923 counterstamp (Type VIII) on a Costa Rica 50 centimos 1917M, NGC MS 62, c/s UNC standard. KM-165. 9.90 grams. Of the 9,400 mintage for the 1917M 50 centimos, 9,390 were countermarked with the 1923 1 colon redenomination. Lustrous, a few surface hairlines to note, faint gold toned. NGC #4703634-005. Est: $100-$150. 2037. Lot of two Costa Rica, 1 colon, 1923 counterstamp (Type VIII) on Costa Rica 50 centavos: 1890/80GW and 1903JCV. KM-163, 164. 22.61 grams total. Both AU with hosts XF (1890/80) and AU (1903), lightly cleaned and now toning over with vibrant rainbow color. Est: $125-$200. 2038. Costa Rica, 50 centimos, 1923 counterstamp (Type VIII) on a Costa Rico 25 centavos 1893-Heaton, NGC MS 63, c/s UNC standard. KM-159. 6.30 grams. Well-struck and detailed counterstamp and host, mostly gold toned with a silvery center where the 1923 counterstamp was applied. NGC #4703634-003. Est: $100-$150. Costa Rica (Republic) 2039. Costa Rica, 1 real, 1849JB, “Madonna and child” issue, NGC VF details / cleaned. KM-66. 2.83 grams. Popular Costa Rican type coin. Odd color from debased silver (0.750 fineness) with gold toned fields and dark raised areas. NGC #4703624-014. Est: $80-$120. 2040. Costa Rica, 1/16 peso, 1855JB. KM-101. 1.52 grams. Lightly polished and untoned AU, crude rims as made. Est: $70-$100. 2041. Costa Rica, 1/4 peso, 1850JB. KM-103. 6.03 grams. VF+ with small split in planchet, old scratches now deeply toned over. Est: $80-$120. 2042. Costa Rica, 50 centavos, 1890/80GW. KM-124. 12.56 grams. AU, reeding weak in areas yet interior details are quite strong. Est: $100-$150. 2043. Costa Rica, 25 centavos, 1864GW, small denomination. KM-105. 6.18 grams. VF, colorful rainbow toning around rims. Est: $125-$200. 2044. Costa Rica, 10 centavos, 1886GW, ex-Mayer. KM-126. 2.50 grams. AU with some luster, patchy amber toning. Pedigreed to the Fred Mayer collection. Est: $70-$100. 2045. Costa Rica, brass 5 centavos, 1919GCR, NGC AU 55. KM-149.2. Crudely struck with weak rims and slight cup shape (typical for this date), spotty and streaky dark toning, rather scarce date. NGC #4700529-012. Est: $100-$150. 2046. Lot of two Costa Rica minors: 10 centavos, 1865GW; 5 centimos, 1936. KM-111 and 151. 3.53 grams total. The 1865 10 centavos is VF with dark rainbow toning while the 1936 5 centimos is UNC with lacquered surfaces and a small carbon spot or trapped debris near the shield. Est: $100-$150. 2047. Lot of two Costa Rica copper-brass minors: 10 centavos, 1917, GCR in center; 10 centimos, 1920, GCR to right. KM-149.2 and 152. 4.00 grams total. Both with dark toning and no problems, the 1917 grades VF while the 1920 grades AU with some spots of luster, die-crack on 2 of date (scarcer type). Est: $150-$225. 2048. Lot of four Costa Rica coins: 2 colones, 1954, NGC MS 64; 1 colon, 1937, NGC MS 64; 50 centimos, 1948 PCGS MS65; 25 centimos, 1935, NGC MS 64. KM-187.1, 177, 183, 171. Nice set of four mid-1900s Costa Rican coins in high grades. NGC #4703634-002, -006, -007; PCGS #36269110. Est: $200-$300. 2049. Lot of two Costa Rican brass coffee tokens, 1890s. 6.95 grams total. 1. “Almacen Gamboa” around 1/2 in center / “Cafe de Costa Rica” around incuse key; AU, some luster. 2. Incuse “Naranjo de Alajuela Costa Rica” around tree / small incuse star; VF/XF, heavy planchet adjustment marks on reverse. Est: $60-$90. Cuba 2050. Cuba, 1 peso, 1953, José Martí Centennial, NGC MS 64. KM29. Popular Cuban coin. Excellent luster and rainbow toning, a few minor bagmarks. NGC #4700529-015. Est: $100-$150.

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2051. Lot of three Cuba off-metal brass test strikes, 1977: 20 pesos (2), Gómez and Agramonte; 1 peso, Cespedes. KM-TS2, TS3. 17.74 grams (Gómez 20P), 17.68 grams (Agramonte 20P), 10.00 grams (1 peso) All UNC with “LATON” (Spanish for brass) countermarked on the reverse, generally lustrous with some carbon spotting and haziness (more so for the Agramonte 20 pesos than the others), contact marks noted on the peso. Est: $100-$150. 2052. Cuba, proof 10 pesos, 1990, Barcelona Olympics / Basketball, NGC PF 67 Ultra Cameo. KM-362.1. High-contrast proof with some dark colorful toning around rims. NGC #4503123-032. Est: $200-$300. 2053. Cuba, proof 10 pesos, 1990, Celia Sánchez Manduley, NGC PF 67 Ultra Cameo. KM-262. Sharp proof surfaces with hint of toning around rim. Tied with three others for finest known in the NGC census. NGC #4503123-030. Est: $200-$300. 2054. Cuba, proof piefort 10 pesos, 1990+1991 Pan-American Games Havana / High Jump, NGC PF 67 Ultra Cameo. KM-P37. Bright, untoned proof in thick NGC holder. NGC #4503123-004. Est: $200-$300. 2055. Cuba, proof piefort 10 pesos, 1990+1991, Pan-American Games Havana / Volleyball, NGC PF 65 Cameo. KM-P38. Obverse with light haze and dark toning around rim, reverse much less so with better contrast. NGC #4503123-008. Est: $200-$300. 2056. Cuba, proof piefort 10 pesos, 1993, Bolívar and Martí, PF 66 Ultra Cameo. KM-P55. Brilliant mirror proof surfaces and frosty design elements, untoned. NGC #4503123-011. Est: $200-$300. 2057. Lot of seven Cuba, proof 10 pesos, 1995, Death of José Martí 100th Anniversary, NGC-graded: Gilt alloy, reeded edge, PF 66 Cameo, finest known in NGC census; aluminum, plain edge, PF 69 Cameo; copper-nickel, plain edge, PF 69 Cameo; silver, plain edge, PF 68 Cameo; copper, plain edge, PF 68 Red Cameo; brass, reeded edge, PF 67 Cameo; selectively-silvered gilt, reeded edge, PF 67 Cameo, rare. KM-unl. Brilliant lustrous proofs with original surfaces, a few with light haze and toning, all very rare with low mintages. NGC #4503135-021, -014, -003, -025, -011, -022, -017. Est: $1,500-$2,250. 2058. Lot of 20 Cuban tokens, various metals, 1800s-1900s. 82.25 grams total. Variety of tokens from different Cuban merchants including railroad lines and sugar companies, some with problems including marks and environmental damage but otherwise fully legible and ready for study. Est: $400-$600. 2059. Lot of 30 Cuban tokens, various metals, mostly 1900s. 134.45 grams. Diverse group of tokens, mostly for goods or transportation, all with clear details and worthy of study by specialists. Est: $350-$500. Danish West Indies 2060. Lot of two St. Thomas, Danish West Indies, copper-nickel merchant tokens, ca. 1880 and 1890. 3.58 grams total. Decent VFs, as follows: Russell Bros 2c MEX TOKEN octagonal with ship over date 1890 on reverse (Eklund 2026, Higgie 446); Delvalle & Co. 1c MEXIC (same design both sides), ca. 1880 (Rulau Vrg-14, Higgie 411). Est: $150-$225. Dominican Republic 2061. Dominican Republic, brass 1 centavo, 1877, NGC MS 64, exRudman. KM-3. Lustrous with bright red original surfaces, a few spots of colorful blue / purple toning on reverse. Pedigreed to the Isaac Rudman collection (as stated inside the slab). NGC #3232622-020. Est: $100-$150. 2062. Dominican Republic, proof 30 pesos, 1977, Thirtieth Anniversary of the Central Bank. KM-46. 77.75 grams. Low mintage of 2,000 proof strikes. High contrast UNC proof with frosty elements and deep mirror fields with just a little bit of haze in areas. Est: $60-$90. 2063. Dominican Republic, proof 25 pesos, 1979, Visit of Pope John Paul II. KM-54. 65.33 grams. Large, 51mm-diameter UNC coin with frosted design and mirror-like fields, slight haze with spots of colorful toning. Est: $60-$90.

2064. Roll of twenty Dominican Republic 1 pesos, 1974, 12th Central American and Caribbean Games. KM-35. 536.77 grams total. Gem BU roll, mostly white though some with minor toning. Est: $400-$600. 2065. Dominican Republic (struck at the Philadelphia Mint), 1/2 peso, 1951, NGC MS 63. KM-21. Good cartwheel luster with light gold toning throughout, a few contact marks. NGC #4155016-007. Est: $150-$225. 2066. Dominican Republic (struck at the Philadelphia Mint), 1/2 peso, 1959, NGC MS 65. KM-21. Gem coin with frosty original surfaces. NGC #3236030-021. Est: $100-$150. 2067. Dominican Republic (struck at the Philadelphia Mint), 10 centavos, 1944, NGC MS 64. KM-19. Detailed strike with good luster, mostly blast white with a few spots of faint rainbow tone. NGC #2788566-007. Est: $150-$225. 2068. Dominican Republic, copper-nickel 10 centavos, 1975, PCGS SP66, ex-King’s Norton (stated on label). KM-19a. Very lustrous with smooth, flashy white surfaces. PCGS #81311666. Est: $125-$200. 2069. Dominican Republic, copper-nickel 10 centavos, 1981, struck 15% off-center error. KM-50. 2.62 grams. Gem UNC with original surfaces, light gold toning throughout. Est: $90-$135. 2070. Dominican Republic, copper-nickel 10 centavos, 1987, PCGS SP66, ex-King’s Norton (stated on label). KM-60. Tied one other for finest known in the PCGS census, none listed in NGC census. Lustrous with smooth, well-struck surfaces. PCGS #81311669. Est: $125-$200. 2071. Dominican Republic (struck at the Philadelphia mint), bronze 1 centavo, 1978, struck 60% off-center error. KM-48. 3.07 grams. UNC, lightly marked blank area with lustrous and mostly red struck area, clear date visible. Est: $70-$100. El Salvador 2072. El Salvador, bronze 1 centavo, 1892, AU 58 BN. KM-108. 5.00 grams. Chocolate brown-toned with good surfaces, very light handling at high points. NGC #4703646-002. Est: $100-$150. Great Britain 2073. Great Britain (London, England), half crown, George II, 1746, with Lima below bust, NGC XF 40. Sp-3695A; KM-584.3. Lightly gold and orange-toned obverse with silvery grey reverse, even wear throughout, popular as struck from Spanish silver seized off Lima, Peru. NGC #4625166011. Est: $250-$375. Guadeloupe 2074. Guadeloupe, 1 franc, 1921, NGC MS 63. KM-46. A popular design that is well struck with good details and a few areas of yellow toning. NGC #4660489-005. Est: $150-$225. Guatemala (colonial) Busts 2075. Guatemala, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1821M. KM-69; CT-470. 26.82 grams. Deeply toned AXF with moderately crude rims and area of strike weakness on reverse shield, attractive for the grade. Est: $100-$150. 2076. Guatemala, bust 2 reales, Charles III, 1776P. KM-34.1; CT-1245. 6.32 grams. Gray-toned VF, struck off-center with some planchet distortion (possibly from broken die?) and old scratches along bust, popular as the date of U.S. independence. Est: $100-$150. Guatemala (Republic) 2077. Guatemala, silver 1R-sized proclamation medal, 1847, Carrera, NGC AU 55. Fonrobert-7236. 3.28 grams. Dark rainbow toning, subtle wear on high points. NGC #4703646-007. Est: $100-$150. 2078. Guatemala, brass trial strike or pattern 1/2 real, 1890, NGC XF 45, ex-Richard Stuart (stated on label), finest and only known example in NGC census. KM-unl (cf. 155.2). Very rare piece of the same design for the silver medio real but in brass. Appears to have circulated or been handled a bit with even wear throughout and contrasting dark toned fields. Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart collection. NGC #4825020-009. Est: $125-$200.

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2079. Guatemala, 25 centavos, 1943, NGC MS 63. KM-253. One-year type-coin with decent luster and a few contact marks for the grade. NGC #4700592-004. Est: $100-$150. 2080. Guatemala, 25 centavos, 1950, NGC MS 66. KM-258. Tied with three others for finest known in the NGC census. First year of issue with smooth and bright surfaces, thick rainbow toning on obverse. NGC #4700592-007. Est: $70-$100. 2081. Guatemala, 10 centavos, 1925, NGC MS 64, finest and only known example in NGC census. KM-239.1. Lustrous with a mostly white obverse and rainbow toned reverse, first year of issue. NGC #4700592-002. Est: $70-$100. 2082. Guatemala, brass 2 centavos, 1944, NGC MS 64. KM-252. 5.97 grams. Satiny luster with good color. NGC #4703646-0014. Est: $40-$60. 2083. Guatemala, 1/4 quetzal, 1946, NGC MS 65. KM-243.2. Gem coin with original surfaces and prooflike quality to fields, light orange toning in areas. NGC #4700592-005. Est: $80-$120. 2084. Guatemala, 1/4 quetzal, 1949, NGC MS 65. KM-243.2. Two others in the same grade in the NGC census, only one higher. Somewhat prooflike obverse fields and toned-over reverse with subdued luster. NGC #4700592-006. Est: $100-$150. Honduras 2085. Honduras, 1 peso, 1884, NGC AU details / cleaned. KM-52. Fairly lustrous with some surface hairlines now starting to tone over. NGC #4700592-009. Est: $150-$225. 2086. Honduras, 50 centavos, 1883, with P, NGC AU 58, ex-Whittier (stated on label). KM-51. 12.46 grams. Typically crude strike but with good remaining luster and incipient toning, tied with one other for second finest in NGC census behind a single MS 63. Pedigreed to the Whittier collection. NGC #2741447-011. Est: $300-$450. 2087. Lot of two Honduras 10 centavos, 1895. KM-49, 55.3. 4.63 grams total. Both very crude types with weak strikes grading Fine+, no problems. Est: $100-$150. 2088. Honduras, bronze 1 centavo, 1902, large 0, NGC MS 64 RB, exWhittier (stated on label). KM-46. 3.54 grams Choice grade with much original color and luster, small flaws on obverse rim and on wreath on reverse, tied for finest known in NGC census. Pedigreed to the Whittier collection. NGC #2741447-005. Est: $300-$450. Latin American (miscellaneous) 2089. Lot of twenty Latin American silver coins, 1826-1965. 175.55 grams total. Coins from Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, and Peru. A rather eclectic mix with grades ranging from VG/Fine to UNC, a few with problems such as cleaning or holes. Est: $500-$750. 2090. Lot of six higher grade Latin American coins, 1904-37, various metals (silver, copper and copper-nickel). 20.90 grams total. Assortment of problem-free AU-UNC minors from Costa Rica (one), Nicaragua (two), and Panama (three, including one diminutive silver “Panama pill”). Worth a serious look. Est: $125-$200. Mexico (colonial) Pillars 2091. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1745MF. KM-103; CT-798. 26.86 grams. Cleaned XF with some scratches in fields. Pedigreed to the Cayón auction of February 2012, with original lot-tag #592. Est: $200$300. 2092. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1750MF. KM-140.1; CT-325. 26.93 grams. Nicely toned XF, area of rim weakness (typical). Est: $200-$300. 2093. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Charles III, 1763MF. KM105; CT-897. 26.86 grams. Cleaned XF+, some contact marks but no big problems. Est: $250-$375.

2094. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Charles III, 1769MF. KM105; CT-909. 26.85 grams. Lustrous and mostly untoned AU- with a few minor scratches. Est: $200-$300. 2095. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Charles III, 1770FM. KM105; CT-912. 26.89 grams. Very lustrous AU with weak strike details in center and old scrape in shield, mostly gold toned all over. Est: $300-$450. 2096. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Charles III, 1771FM. KM105; CT-914. 26.93 grams. Lustrous AU with some minor contact marks but otherwise no problems, umber toning around legends. Est: $150-$225. 2097. Lot of four Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, various periods: 1740MF, 1754MM, 1767MF and 1771FM. 103.64 grams total. The 1740, 1754, and 1767 8 reales have surface corrosion, possibly from burial. The 1771 grades cleaned XF with a plugged hole at the date. Est: $200-$300. 2098. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 2 reales, Philip V, 1737/3MF, rare, NGC AU details / environmental damage. KM-84; CT-unl. Gilboy-M-2-9b (R4); Yonaka-M2-37b (R2). A rare overdate, clear on this example. Tough to make out why this received environmental damage other than the very black-toned fields. NGC #4668557-009. Est: $100-$150. 2099. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 2 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1751/41M, exBir. KM-86.1; CT-unl. 6.77 grams. Gilboy-M-2-24a (S2); Yonaka-M2-51a (C). Toned XF+ with spots of luster, bold overdate. Pedigreed to the Mark Bir collection (our Auction #6, with original [trimmed] lot-tag #1465 and original Bir tag). Est: $100-$150. 2100. Lot of four Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 2 reales, various kings and dates: 1737MF, 1758M, 1759M and 1765M. 25.46 grams total. AVF to XF, mostly toned, one lustrous from cleaning, no big problems. Est: $200-$300. 2101. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Philip V, 1736MF. KM-75.1; CT-1598. 3.31 grams. Gilboy M-1-8 (C); Yonaka M1-36 (C). XF, good for the grade with nice surfaces, very light rainbow toning. Pedigreed to the Potomac Collection of Mexican Pillars. Est: $80-$120. 2102. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Philip V, 1742M. KM-75.2; CT-1604. 3.29 grams. Gilboy M-1-14 (C); Yonaka M1-42 (C). Deeply rainbow toned XF+ with a few old marks in fields. Pedigreed to the Potomac Collection of Mexican Pillars. Est: $80-$120. 2103. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Philip V, 1743/2(?)M. KM-unl (75.2 for Type); CT-unl. 3.25 grams. Gilboy M-1-15a (R4); not listed in Yonaka (see note under M1-43); overdate is conjectural and may just be filled 3. AU with very light surface porosity and minor scratches, dig below left pillars, parts of rims weak. Pedigreed to the Potomac Collection of Mexican Pillars. Est: $80-$120. 2104. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Philip V, 1744M. KM-75.2; CT-1606. 3.34 grams. Gilboy M-1-16 (C); Yonaka M1-44. Deeply toned XF+. Pedigreed to the Potomac Collection of Mexican Pillars. Est: $80-$120. 2105. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Ferdinand VI, 1747M. KM-76.1; CT-572. 3.33 grams. Gilboy M-1-20 (N); Yonaka M1-47b (C). XF with deep toning, no problems. Pedigreed to the Potomac Collection of Mexican Pillars. Est: $80-$120. 2106. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Ferdinand VI, 1750M. KM76.1; CT-575. 3.35 grams. Gilboy M-1-23 (N); Yonaka M1-50 (C). AXF with deep toning toward rims and around details. Pedigreed to the Potomac Collection of Mexican Pillars. Est: $80-$120. 2107. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Ferdinand VI, 1753M. KM-76.1; CT-578. 3.28 grams. Gilboy M-1-26 (C); Yonaka M1-53 (C). XF+ with light rainbow toning all over, parts of rims crude (as made). Pedigreed to the Potomac Collection of Mexican Pillars. Est: $90-$135. 2108. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Ferdinand VI, 1756M. KM76.1; CT-581. 3.39 grams. Gilboy M-1-29 (N); Yonaka M1-56 (N). XF with dark toning over hairlines. Pedigreed to the Potomac Collection of Mexican Pillars. Est: $80-$120.

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2109. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Ferdinand VI, 1757M, crowns alike. KM-76.1; CT-582. 3.33 grams. Gilboy M-1-30 (S); Yonaka M1-57 (C). Richly toned AXF with dark encrustation around details on obverse. Pedigreed to the Potomac Collection of Mexican Pillars. Est: $90-$135. 2110. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Ferdinand VI, 1757M, dissimilar crowns, rare. KM-76.2; CT-584. 3.38 grams. Gilboy M-1-31 (R); Yonaka M157b (R); note there is extra metal at the bottom of the last digit of the date but it is decidedly not 7/6. AVF with toned fields. Pedigreed to the Potomac Collection of Mexican Pillars. Est: $60-$90.

2111. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Ferdinand VI, 1759M. KM-76.2; CT-586. 3.29 grams. Gilboy M-1-34 (S); Yonaka M1-59 (N). Lightly toned VF+. Pedigreed to the Potomac Collection of Mexican Pillars. Est: $80-$120. 2112. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Charles III, 1763M, plain crosses above and below R and I. KM-77; CT-1543. 3.28 grams. Gilboy M-1-39 (S); Yonaka M1-63 (N). XF+ with some luster, pleasing rainbow toning, no problems. Pedigreed to the Potomac Collection of Mexican Pillars. Est: $80-$120. 2113. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Charles III, 1764M. KM-77; CT-1544. 3.36 grams. Gilboy M-1-40 (R); Yonaka M1-64 (N). Colorful XF, weakly struck at centers, nice for the date. Pedigreed to the Potomac Collection of Mexican Pillars. Est: $80-$120. 2114. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Charles III, 1766M. KM-77; CT-1546. 3.32 grams. Gilboy M-1-42 (S2); Yonaka M1-66 (N). XF with vibrant rainbow toning, parts of edge smooth. Pedigreed to the Potomac Collection of Mexican Pillars. Est: $80-$120. 2115. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Charles III, 1768M, broken o in mintmark. KM-77; CT-1548. 3.30 grams. Gilboy M-1-44c (S2); Yonaka M1-68b (N). Lustrous AU, lightly toned fields with some old scratches. Pedigreed to the Potomac Collection of Mexican Pillars. Est: $90-$135. 2116. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Charles III, 1769M. KM-77; CT-1549. 3.38 grams. Gilboy M-1-45 (N); Yonaka M1-69 (R2). Darkly toned and well-struck XF, no problems. Pedigreed to the Potomac Collection of Mexican Pillars. Est: $90-$135. 2117. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Charles III, 1769M, broken o in mintmark. KM-77; CT-1549. 3.30 grams. Gilboy M-1-45b (S2); Yonaka M1-69b (N). AXF with minor marks, the pillars side dark. Pedigreed to the Potomac Collection of Mexican Pillars. Est: $70-$100. 2118. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Charles III, 1770M. KM-77; CT1550. 3.32 grams. Gilboy M-1-46 (S); Yonaka M1-70 (C). Cleaned AU+, no toning. Pedigreed to the Potomac Collection of Mexican Pillars. Est: $80-$120. 2119. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Charles III, 1770F, rare. KM-77; CT-1551. 3.23 grams. Gilboy M-1-47 (R4); Yonaka M1-70a (R). Fine with old contact marks now darkly toned over, weakness near center of shield. Pedigreed to the Potomac Collection of Mexican Pillars. Est: $80-$120. 2120. Lot of four Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1/2R, various periods: 1748M, 1752M, 1758M and 1769M. KM-67.1 (2), 67.2, 68. 6.22 grams total. The 1748 and 1769 grade Fine, the 1752 grades XF while the 1758 is a lustrous AU piece. Est: $100-$150. Busts 2121. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1776FM, desirable date, with chopmarks as from circulation in Asia. KM-106.2; CT-921. 26.45 grams. Cleaned Fine with numerous chopmarks and test marks plus a few scratches, popular date with US collectors. Est: $100-$150. 2122. Lot of two Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, assayer FM, 1794 and 179(?), both with chopmarks as from circulation in Asia. KM-109. 53.11 grams total. Extensively chopmarked pieces, both grading about VF with some environmental exposure. Est: $75-$110. 2123. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1795FM. KM-109; CT-689. 26.90 grams. AU with decent luster, large die crack through bust and old scratch through REX on reverse to note, mostly untoned. Est: $100-$150.

2124. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1803FT. KM-109; CT-699. 26.95 grams. Attractively toned AU+ with a few scratches in fields and old file marks along edge at about 3 and 9 o’clock. Est: $125-$200. 2125. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1805TH (wide date). KM-109; CT-704. 26.95 grams. Cleaned AU with slightly crude rims (as made). Est: $100-$150. 2126. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1805TH (narrow date). KM-109; CT-703. 26.90 grams. Toned XF+ with lamination lines in planchet. Est: $75-$110. 2127. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 4 reales, Charles III, 1778FF. KM-97.2; CT-1140. 13.49 grams. Lustrous AU with surface hairlines, weakly struck in areas. Est: $100-$150. 2128. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 1 real, Charles III, 1776FM, desirable date. KM-78.2; CT-1558. 3.09 grams. Evenly worn VG, a few old scratches on reverse, popular 1776 date. Est: $80-$120. 2129. Mexico City, Mexico, silver 1 real proclamation medal, 1789, NGC MS 62. Grove-C13. Even earthy toning on obverse, reverse rather lustrous and untoned. NGC #4499436-011. Est: $200-$300. Mexico (War of Independence) Durango 2130. Durango, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1821CG. KM111.2; CT-430. 26.91 grams. Scarce, richly toned XF+, part of edge crude (as made). Pedigreed to our Auction #3 (lot #842). Est: $125-$200. 2131. Durango, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1822CG. CT-424; KM-111.2. 26.56 grams. AU for the type (which normally comes very crude) with luster in some recessed areas. Missing about half of legends due to very weak strike. Est: $200-$300. Guadalajara 2132. Guadalajara, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1818FS. KM111.3; CT-440. 26.76 grams. XF with dark rainbow toning contrasting with lighter raised elements. Est: $200-$300. Mexico (Empire / Iturbide) 2133. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, 1823JM, Iturbide. KM-303. 6.54 grams. Moderately toned Fine with a few old marks, scarce and popular two-year type. Est: $70-$100. Mexico (Republic) 2134. Mexico City, Mexico, cap-and-rays 8 reales, 1857GF, NGC MS 62. KM377.10; DP-Mo43. Lustrous with semi-prooflike fields and hints of red toning around rims, strong die clash evidence. NGC #4826935-003. Est: $125-$200.

2135. Lot of five Mexican cap-and-rays 8 reales, various mints and dates: 1872HoPR, 1887PiMR, 1892ZsFZ, 1893MoAM and 1899GoRS. 134.53 grams total. The 1872 and 1893 have chopmarks but otherwise these are AU or so. Est: $100-$150. 2136. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 peso, 1898AM, original strike. KM-409.2. 26.91 grams. Rainbow-toned UNC, one of the original strikes from 1898 with clear Mo diagnostic (top of O in mintmark matches the top of M). Est: $50-$75. Mexico (United States of Mexico) 2137. Mexico City, Mexico, 5 pesos, 1950, Southern Railroad, NGC MS 63. KM-466. Speckled rainbow toning over subdued luster, popular Mexican type coin. NGC #4700592-010. Est: $50-$75. Netherlands 2138. Holland, United Netherlands, “lion” daalder, 1589. Dav-8838; Delm-831. 27.03 grams. XF with small flan crack and lamination errors, scrape in legend on obverse around 1 o’clock. Est: $125-$200. 2139. Netherlands (Kingdom), 2-1/2 gulden, 1847, Willem II. KM69.2. 24.97 grams. AU with surface hairlines, planchet adjustment marks on reverse. Est: $150-$225.

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New Zealand 2140. New Zealand, copper fourpence token, 1905, Wanganui Cosmopolitan Club. 4.32 grams. Popular New Zealand club token with Maori warrior on obverse. UNC, mostly red with some areas of brown toning. Pedigreed to the Mora collection. Est: $35-$50. Nicaragua 2141. Nicaragua, brass 25 centavos, 1943, NGC MS 63. KM-23. 7.48 grams. Brassy color with some spots of red-brown toning. NGC #47036460015. Est: $40-$60. Panama 2142. Lot of twelve Panama (struck by the Franklin Mint) 5 balboas, 1970. KM-28. All gem BU and untoned in original promotional flips and with original packaging and box. Est: $150-$225. 2143. Lot of four Panamanian nickel casino tokens, early 1900s(?). Plowman-120.10 (3), 120.05. 17.39 grams total. All with script “Casinos Nacionales de Panama” on one side and woman in large skirt on other side, three 20 mm in diameter with the other being 18 mm. Generally VF to AU. Est: $60-$90. Paraguay 2144. Lot of three Paraguay (struck at the Birmingham mint, England) copper 1/12 real, 1845. KM-1.1. 18.69 grams total. Grades between VF and XF, all toned brown. Est: $125-$200. 2145. Paraguay (struck at the Heaton mint, England), copper 2 centésimos, 1870-SHAW, NGC MS 65 RB, ex-Heaton Mint Archives (as stated on label). KM-3. Upper end of those graded by NGC. Muted luster with mostly red surfaces. Pedigreed to the Heaton Mint Archives. NGC #4700592012. Est: $60-$90. Peru (colonial) Pillars 2146. Lima, Peru, pillar 8 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1757JM, dot above left mintmark only, NGC AU details / obv. graffiti, stained. KM-unl (55.1 for Type); CT-316. NGC notes some graffiti on the obverse in the form of several squiggly scratches about pillars. However, “stained” is questionable and appears more like darker reddish-gold toning. Some luster across surfaces. NGC #4825029-001. Est: $250-$375. 2147. Lima, Peru, pillar 8 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1757JM, dots over both mintmarks. KM-55.1; CT-unl. 26.96 grams. Cleaned AU, untoned. Pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of April 2007, with original lot-tag #2465. Est: $200-$300. 2148. Lima, Peru, pillar 8 reales, Charles III, 1770JM, dot above left mintmark only, NGC VF details / cleaned. KM-64.2; CT-847. Undergraded and more like XF with some areas of luster, cleaning appears to have toned over with a fingerprint noticed on the obverse. NGC #4825029-006. Est: $150-$275. 2149. Lima, Peru, pillar 8 reales, Charles III, 1771JM, dot over left mintmark only. KM-64.2; CT-848. 26.76 grams. AXF with old surface marks, silvery grey with dark spots. Est: $250-$375. 2150. Lima, Peru, pillar 2 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1759JM, NGC VF 30. KM-53; CT-480. Darkly toned all over. NGC #4668557-010. Est: $125$200. Busts 2151. Lima, Peru, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1808JP. CT-665; KM-97. 27.18 grams. Lustrous AU/UNC with minor planchet surface flaws and a few areas of toning, final year of issue for Charles IV. ` Est: $100-$150. 2152. Lima, Peru, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII transitional (“imaginary bust”), 1811JP. KM-106.2; CT-476. 26.92 grams. Toned VF with crude rims (as made). Est: $125-$200. 2153. Lima, Peru, bust 2 reales, Charles IV, 1804JP. KM-95; CT-952. 6.55 grams. Gorgeously toned UNC with small planchet flaw in edge at 10 o’clock. Est: $100-$150.

2154. Lima, Peru, 1/4 real, 1808. CT-1392; KM-102.2. 0.83 gram. Nicely toned AU, no problems. Est: $75-$110. Peru (provisional Republic)

2155. Lima, Peru, 8 reales, 1822JP, “Peru Libre.” KM-136. 26.93 grams. XF with crude strike using rusty dies, rainbow toned peripheries. Est: $100-$150.

Peru (Republic of South Peru) 2156. Cuzco, South Peru, 8 reales, 1838MS. KM-170.4. 27.36 grams. Cleaned XF with colorful toning. Est: $100-$150. Peru (Republic) 2157. Lima, Peru, 1 sol, 1866/56YB. KM-196.1. 24.97 grams. Lustrous AU with minor surface chatter, clear overdate details, and deep rainbow toning around rims. Est: $50-$75. 2158. Lima, Peru, 1/4 real, 1855, NGC MS 65. KM-143.1. Part of date side weak due to off-center strike (typical for the date). Tied with two others for finest known in the NGC census. NGC #4459781-013. Est: $125-$200. Philippines 2159. Lot of three Philippines (under Spain) 10 centavos, Alfonso XII: 1881, 1882, 1883/2. KM-148. 7.49 grams total. Generally VF, the 1882 with slight surface porosity. Est: $80-$120. 2160. Lot of two Philippines (under Spain) 1 peso, Alfonso XIII, 1897SG-V. CT-81; KM-154. 49.79 grams total. Both lustrous XF/AU pieces with bagmarks. Est: $125-$200. 2161. Large lot of 450 Philippines aluminum 1 sentimos, 1969, LapuLapu. KM-196. 226 grams total. Lapu-Lapu was a ruler of Mactan in the Visayas. Modern Philippine society regards him as the first Filipino hero because he was the first native to resist Imperial Spanish colonization. BU coins, great for dealer stock. Pedigreed to the Mora collection. Est: $70-$100. Puerto Rico 2162. Puerto Rico (under Spain), 1 peso, Alfonso XIII, 1895PG-V. KM24. 25.00 grams. Darkly rainbow toned XF/AU with a few old scratches on reverse. Est: $250-$375. 2163. Puerto Rico, lot of 21 Puerto Rico hacienda tokens in various metals (1900s). 86.69 grams total. Varied group of tokens, a few with surface problems but otherwise fully readable and ready for study. Est: $350-$500. Spain Ferdinand-Isabel 2164. Seville, Spain, 2 reales, Ferdinand-Isabel, no assayer. CT-264. 6.73 grams. Cleaned VF with some surface encrustation and shaved edge at 5 o’clock. Pedigreed to the CGB Numismatique auction of June 2000, with original lot-tag and certificate #1320. Est: $100-$150.

Philip IV 2165. Segovia, Spain, milled 2 reales “pistareen,” 1627P. CT-932; KM93.1. 5.81 grams. VF+ with crude rims (as made), nice clear date, and rainbow toning around edges. Pedigreed to the CGB Numismatique auction of June 2000, with original lot-tag #1513. Est: $75-$110. Philip V 2166. Madrid, Spain, milled 8 reales, Philip V, 1734JF. KM-336.2. 26.86 grams. Dark toned XF with a few small, old scratches. Est: $700-$1,000. Philip V and Louis I 2167. Lot of four Spanish milled 2 reales “pistareens” of Louis I and Philip V: Segovia, 1721F and 1724F; Seville, 1722J and 1736AP. 23.02 grams total. Group of nice pistareens: generally VF to AU with the 1721 being a lustrous UNC. Est: $150-$225. Charles III 2168. Seville, Spain, bust 2 reales, Charles III, 1776CF. KM-412.2; CT-1445. 5.70 grams total. Cleaned Fine+, desirable date. Est: $80-$120. Charles III and Ferdinand VII 2169. Lot of two Spanish bust 2 reales, Charles III and Ferdinand VII: Seville, 1779CF; Cádiz, 1811CI. 5.79 grams (1779), 5.90 grams (1811). The 1779 grades VF while the 1811 is a cleaned XF+ with weak center strike. Est: $60-$90.

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Isabel II 2170. Jubia, Spain, bronze 4 maravedís, Isabel II, 1847-JA, NGC MS 63 RB. KM-530.2. Subdued luster with hints of brilliance around legends, a fairly even blend of red and brown color. NGC #2713777-005. Est: $100-$150. Alfonso XIII 2171. Spain, 2 pesetas, Alfonso XIII (infant bust), 1892PG-M with 1892 inside stars, NGC AU 58. KM-692. Light, even wear on high points, colorful toning around radius. NGC #4702956-009. Est: $100-$150. 2172. Madrid, Spain, 1 peseta, Alfonso XIII, 1896PG-V, with 18-96 inside six-point stars. KM-706. 4.87 grams. Lustrous choice UNC with crisp details and russet toning at rims. First date of issue for this type. Est: $100-$150. Spanish Colonial 2173. Lot of seventeen Spanish and Spanish colonial bust minors, various mints and periods and denominations (two 4R, nine 2R, three 1R and three 1/2R). 95.99 grams total. All circulated with grades ranging from Good to XF, some with problems such as scratches or cleaning. Est: $250-$375. Uruguay 2174. Uruguay (struck in Paris), 1 peso, 1877-A, NGC AU 53. KM17. Light wear across details but still lustrous, some bagmarks and toned throughout. NGC #4702956-014. Est: $125-$200. 2175. Uruguay, 1 peso, 1895, Paysandú issue struck over Brazil 2000 reis. KM-18. 25.39 grams. Struck over a Brazil 2000 reis using dies made in the Paysandú area of Uruguay to take advantage of a higher rate for Uruguay coinage versus that of Brazil. The diagnostic for the type is the bulb on the tail of the nine; the official strike (KM-17a) has a pointed tail on the nine. Cleaned AU with faint gold toning, small scratches on obverse. Est: $100-$150. 2176. Uruguay (struck at the Heaton mint, England), copper 1 centésimo, 1869H, NGC MS 65 RB, ex-Heaton Mint Archives. KM-11. Sharply struck and mostly red with a little bit of brown toning on obverse. Pedigreed to the Heaton Mint Archives. NGC #4700592-013. Est: $60-$90. Venezuela 2177. Venezuela, 10 bolívares, 1973, Bolívar Centennial, NGC MS 65. KM-Y45. Gem commemorative coin, rainbow toned throughout and quite lustrous. NGC #4700592-014. Est: $50-$75.

Medals and Decorations

Bolivia 2178. Potosí, Bolivia, 1 sol-sized silver medal, 1839, Constitution, NGC MS 63, ex-Cotoca. Fonrobert-9522; Burnett-16. Obverse: palm tree at center within legend POTOSÍ ALA CONSTITUCION DEL ANO 1839 .; reverse: angel holding new Constitution and blowing trumpet above cornucopia, LIBER / TAD coming from trumpet, REPUBLICANA BOLIVIANA. above. Detailed strike with smooth fields, attractive rainbow toning over muted luster, not listed in the NGC census but probably one of the finest. Pedigreed to the Cotoca collection. NGC #4707588-009. Est: $100-$150. 2179. Potosí, Bolivia, 1 sol-sized silver proclamation medal, 1849, Belzu, ex-Cotoca. Fonrobert-9549; Burnett-28.1. 3.39 grams. Obverse with symbolized representation of Commerce, Glory and Peace inside legend A/ LIBERTAD GLORIA UNION COMERCIO; reverse with AL GENERAL BELZU EL DEPARTAMENTO DE POTOSÍ (full fineness). AU+, mottled rainbow toned surfaces without problems. Pedigreed to the Cotoca collection. Est: $80-$120. 2180. Potosí, Bolivia, 1 sol-sized silver medal, 1852, Belzu, NGC 63+, exCotoca. Fonrobert-9572; Burnett-51A2. 21mm Obverse with bust of Belzu inside legend EL PRESIDENTE BELZU with date 1852 at bottom; reverse with scene of plaza of Potosí above EL PUEBLO POTOSÍNO. Very choice surfaces with attractive rainbow toning throughout over bright luster, finest graded by NGC (yet not listed as such in census) with only one listed at MS 62. Pedigreed to the Cotoca collection. NGC #4707588-004. Est: $100-$150.

2181. Potosí, Bolivia, 1 sol-sized silver proclamation medal, 1852, Potosí, ex-Cotoca. Fonrobert-9569. 3.47 grams. AU/UNC, some luster and toning across surfaces. Pedigreed to the Cotoca collection. Est: $80-$120. 2182. Potosí, Bolivia, 1 escudo-sized gold proclamation medal, 1854MY, Belzu, ex-Reinhart, ex-Cotoca. Fonrobert-9590. 3.38 grams. Bust of Belzu in wreath with legend M. Y. BELZU PRESIDENTE CONSTITUCIONAL / POTOSÍ 1854 on obverse; reverse with woman and children above cornucopia and legend LA PATRIA AL YLUSTRE DEFENSOR DE SU INDEPENDENCIA. Cleaned AU, well struck. Pedigreed to the Reinhart collection and Superior sale of June 1997 with original lot tag #2772, also pedigreed to the Cotoca collection. Est: $125-$200. 2183. Potosí, Bolivia, 1/2 escudo-sized gold proclamation medal, 1854MY, Belzu, ex-Cotoca. Fonrobert-9591. 1.68 grams. Bust of Belzu in wreath with legend M. Y. BELZU PRESIDENTE CONSTITUCIONAL / POTOSÍ 1854 on obverse; reverse with woman and children above cornucopia and legend LA PATRIA AL YLUSTRE DEFENSOR DE SU INDEPENDENCIA. AU with some surface hairlines. Pedigreed to the Cotoca collection. Est: $80-$120. 2184. Potosí, Bolivia, 2 soles-sized silver proclamation medal, 1854, Belzu, ex-Cotoca. Fonrobert-9735. 6.97 grams. XF with surface hairlines, colorful rainbow toning around rims. Pedigreed to the Cotoca collection. Est: $80-$120. 2185. Potosí, Bolivia, 1 sol-sized silver proclamation medal, 1854, President Belzu, NGC MS 61, ex-Cotoca Collection. Fonrobert-9590 (for type). Bust of Belzu in wreath with legend M. Y. BELZU PRESIDENTE CONSTITUCIONAL / POTOSÍ 1854 on obverse; reverse with woman and children above cornucopia and legend LA PATRIA AL YLUSTRE DEFENSOR DE SU INDEPENDENCIA. Struck in silver rather than the typical gold. Somewhat crude strike yet fully detailed, mottled dark toning all over. Pedigreed to the Cotoca Collection. NGC #4686321-002. Est: $100-$150. 2186. Potosí, Bolivia, 1 sol-sized silver proclamation medal, 1854, Belzu, NGC MS 63, ex-Reinhart, ex-Cotoca. Fonrobert-9595; Burnett-68. Obverse: seated Liberty resting against pedestal holding flag emblazoned with BOLIVIA, eagle to right, branches on either side, EN 1854 below; reverse: LOS EMPLEADOS DE POTOSÍ above, AL / SALVADOR / DE LA / DIGNIDAD / NACIONAL at center, laurel below. Centers a bit weakly stuck (typical), but with bright luster across surfaces and patches of bold rainbow toning, not listed in the NGC census but among the finest known. Pedigreed to the Reinhart collection and Superior sale of June 1997 with original lot tag #6359, also pedigreed to the Cotoca collection. NGC #4707588-005. Est: $100-$150. 2187. Potosí, Bolivia, 1 sol-sized silver proclamation medal, 1854, Belzu, ex-Cotoca. Fonrobert-9595. 3.38 grams. AU, a little luster, no problems. Pedigreed to the Cotoca collection. Est: $50-$75. 2188. Potosí, Bolivia, 1 sol-sized silver proclamation medal, 1854, Belzu, ex-Cotoca. Fonrobert-9766. 3.39 grams. AU with weak centers yet detailed legends and rims. Pedigreed to the Cotoca collection. Est: $70-$100. 2189. Potosí, Bolivia, 2 soles-sized silver proclamation medal, 1856, President Córdova, ex-Cotoca. Fonrobert-9612. 6.89 grams. AU, rims a bit crude (typical), rainbow toning throughout that gets dark around edges. Pedigreed to the Cotoca collection. Est: $80-$120. 2190. Potosí, Bolivia, 1 sol-sized proclamation medal, 1856, President Córdova, ex-Cotoca. Fonrobert-9614. 3.25 grams. Rainbow toned AU with light, even wear on high points. Pedigreed to the Cotoca collection. Est: $80-$120. 2191. Potosí, Bolivia, 1 sol-sized silver proclamation medal, 1857, Córdova / Linares, ex-Cotoca. Burnett-79b; Fonrobert-9623; Bosco-40.2. 3.64 grams. Medallic commemorative coinage for the birthday of the Supreme Leader (President Jorje Córdova) on July 10. The bust receiving the laurels is a portrait of Córdova. Cleaned AU. Pedigreed to the Cotoca collection. Est: $60-$90.

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2192. Cochabamba, Bolivia, peseta-sized silver proclamation medal, 1863, President Acha, ex-Cotoca. Fonrobert-9750. 4.84 grams. XF+ with low-key toning, some color around legends. Pedigreed to the Cotoca collection. Est: $70-$100. 2193. Lot of three Potosí, Bolivia, silver proclamation medals, 1866-68, ex-Cotoca: 1/4 melgarejo; 1/8 melgarejo (2). Burnett-110, 111A, 111B. 10.59 grams total. The 1/4 melgarejo is a cleaned VF while the 1/8 melgarejos grade AXF to AU. Pedigreed to the Cotoca collection. Est: $80-$120. Cuba 2194. Bejucal, Cuba, silver proclamation medal, Isabel II, 1834, NGC AU 55. Herrera-40. Darkly rainbow toned, some luster, good for the type. NGC #4499435-007. Est: $125-$200. 2195. Guanabacoa, Cuba, silver proclamation medal, Isabel II, 1834, NGC AU 58. Herrera-43. Obverse fields lustrous (reverse less so), some surface hairlines and friction. NGC #4499435-014. Est: $125-$200. 2196. Santa María del Rosario, Cuba, silver proclamation medal, Isabel II, 1834, NGC AU 58, finest and only known example in NGC census. Fonrobert-7745; Medina-423. A bright example with rainbow toning all over. NGC #4499436-001. Est: $125-$200. 2197. Havana, Cuba, silvered bronze proclamation medal, Alfonso XII, 1875, NGC MS 61. Herrera-1. Interesting ultra-high relief bust on obverse, a few minor hairlines in fields, mottled dark toning on reverse. NGC #4499437-001. Est: $125-$200. 2198. Lot of four Cuba “historical society” medals dated 1999: two silver, two bronze. UNC medals with original surfaces, the bronze ones toned a dark brown while the silver medals have high-contrast, bright-white surfaces with hints of toning. Contained in separate plastic cases. Est: $200-$300. El Salvador 2199. El Salvador, silver 1 real proclamation medal, Ferdinand VII, 1808. KM-M1; Herrera-77; Prober-190. 3.32 grams. AXF with crude rims, darkly rainbow toned. A very elusive and popular circulating proclamation medal struck in San Salvador when it was part of Guatemala. Est: $200-$300. France 2200. France, silver medal, 1862-3, Napoleon III, French Mexican Campaign. 15.49 grams. Obverse: high-relief bust of Napoleon III at center with legends NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR around and designer’s name BARRE (in smaller text) below, all surrounded by thick, high-relief wreath; reverse: center text reading CUMBRES / CERRO-BORREGO / SAN-LORENZO / PUEBLA / MEXICO in circle with small anchor below, outer legend reading EXPEDITION DU MEXIQUE / 1862-1863 with thick, high-relief wreath encircling. Bright white with good details, surface hairlines from past cleaning. Est: $70-$100. Great Britain Admiral Vernon medals 2201. Great Britain, copper-alloy medal, Admiral Vernon, 1739, Porto Bello. AC-PB2D. 13.74 grams; 39 mm. VF, good for the type, a few chips in edge, even chocolate brown toning. Est: $125-$200. 2202. Great Britain, copper-alloy medal, Admiral Vernon, 1739, Porto Bello. AC-PBv17N. 18.71 grams; 37 mm. F/VF with large yet stable lamination crack on obverse, a few edge-chips, dark brown toned. Est: $125-$200. 2203. Great Britain, copper-alloy medal, Admiral Vernon, 1739, Porto Bello. AC-PBv25U. 14.47 grams; 36 mm. Brown toned VF, light encrustation on reverse, good edges free from typical chipping. Est: $125-$200. 2204. Great Britain, small copper-alloy medal, Admiral Vernon, 1739, Porto Bello. AC-PBv38KK. 5.51 grams; 26 mm. Fine+ with good edges and details, spotty brown-gold color. Est: $125-$200. 2205. Great Britain, copper-alloy medal, Admiral Vernon, 1739, Porto Bello. AC-PBvi5E. 13.00 grams; 40 mm. Corroded F/VF on large flan, details still quite visible. Est: $125-$200.

2206. Great Britain, copper-alloy medal, Admiral Vernon, 1739, Porto Bello. AC-PBvi12O. 13.78 grams; 38 mm. Note: AC says “N’s reversed” for obverse die in error. AVF, good edges, small penned numbers to right of Admiral Vernon’s head. Est: $125-$200. 2207. Great Britain, small copper-alloy medal, Admiral Vernon, 1739, Porto Bello. AC-PBvi14R. 5.92 grams; 27 mm. F/VF, lower reverse legend weak but rest of legends defined, quite a scarce Vernon medal. Est: $125$200. 2208. Great Britain, copper-alloy medal, Admiral Vernon, 1739, Porto Bello / Fort Chagre. AC-FCv1A. 13.38 grams; 39 mm. Attractive VF+ with especially strong details, flan a bit wavy from striking and minor surface encrustation but otherwise a choice example. Est: $125-$200. 2209. Great Britain, copper-alloy medal, Admiral Vernon, 1739, Porto Bello / Fort Chagre. AC-FCv3B. 17.81 grams; 40 mm. Silvered AVF, a few very small edge-chips and minor spot of verdigris on reverse. Est: $125-$200. 2210. Great Britain, copper-alloy medal, Admiral Vernon, 1741, Cartagena / Ogle / Lezo. AC-CAvlo1B. 15.56 grams; 38 mm. Cleaned F/VF with a few chips and nicks in edge. Est: $125-$200. Admiral Vernon medals (group lots) 2211. Lot of two Great Britain copper-alloy medals of Admiral Vernon / Lezo: 1739, Porto Bello; 1741, Cartagena. 21.87 grams total; 40 mm Porto Bello is AVF with a few edge-chips; Cartagena is porous XF with verdigris. Est: $100-$150. 2212. Lot of four Great Britain copper-alloy medals of Admiral Vernon, 1739, Porto Bello (Vernon’s portrait only). 55.44 grams total. Generally F-VF, a few with encrustation or surface marks. Est: $175-$250. 2213. Lot of two Great Britain copper-alloy medals of Admiral Vernon, 1739, Porto Bello / Commodore Brown. 24.42 grams total; 38 mm Generally F-VF. Est: $100-$150. 2214. Lot of three Great Britain copper-alloy medals of Admiral Vernon, 1739, Porto Bello / Commodore Brown. 42.90 grams total. Generally F-VF, pitted surfaces on one of the medals. Est: $125-$200. 2215. Lot of five Great Britain copper-alloy small-size medals of Admiral Vernon, 1739, Porto Bello (various types). 24.75 grams total. Generally F-VF, some with surface pitting and verdigris. Est: $200-$300. 2216. Lot of four Great Britain copper-alloy medals of Admiral Vernon, 1739, Porto Bello (various types). 66.97 grams total. Generally F-VF, some minor surface problems on a few. Est: $175-$250. 2217. Lot of two Great Britain copper-alloy medals of Admiral Vernon, 1739, Porto Bello / Fort Chagre. 27.25 grams total; 37 mm Generally F-VF, some verdigris on both. Est: $100-$150. Guatemala 2218. Guatemala, 1R-sized silver medal, 1847, Carrera. Fonrobert-7236. 3.34 grams. UNC with very light cleaning, gold-orange toning around rims. Est: $100-$150.

Mexico 2219. Mexico City, Mexico, large silver medal, Charles IV, 1790, Charles IV and Queen Maria Luisa, University of Mexico City. Grove-C36a. 71.67 grams; 41 mm. Rainbow-toned XF+ with a few contact marks and rim-nicks. Est: $200-$300. 2220. Campeche, Mexico, 2 reales-sized silver proclamation medal, Charles IV, 1790, NGC AU 50, finest and only known example in NGC census. Grove-C43a. Mottled dark toning with a bit of luster showing through. NGC #4702965-003. Est: $125-$200. 2221. Campeche, Mexico, 1 real-sized silver proclamation medal, Charles IV, 1790. Grove-C44. 4.91 grams. Lustrous UNC with surface hairlines, spotty toning. Est: $100-$150. 2222. Mexico, 4 reales-sized silver proclamation medal, Charles IV, 1790, Campeche Proclamation, NGC AU 58. Grove-C47. 13.33 grams. Well struck with sharp details, muted rainbow toning throughout. NGC #4687025-007. Est: $80-$120.

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2223. Mexico, 2 reales-sized silver proclamation medal, Ferdinand VII, 1808, Oaxaca Proclamation, NGC AU 50. Grove-F96. A bit conservatively graded with a good strike and consistent wear on high points, darkly toned. NGC #4687025-009. Est: $80-$120. 2224. Mexico, 4 reales-sized silver proclamation medal, Iturbide, 1822, Durango Proclamation, NGC AU 53. Grove-25a. 13.40 grams. Crude rims as is typical for the type, smooth fields now deeply toned over, small planchet flaw at date on reverse. NGC #4687025-008. Est: $80-$120. Paraguay 2225. Asunción, Paraguay, bronze medal, 1894, Paraguayan Independence. 24.36 grams. AU with well-struck high-relief obverse design, no problems. Est: $100-$150. Peru 2226. Lima, Peru, 4 reales-sized silver medal (jura), Independence / San Martín, 1821, ex-Cotoca. Fonrobert-8998. 10.56 grams. Rainbow toned XF+, no problems. Pedigreed to the Cotoca collection. Est: $100-$150. 2227. Callao, Peru, “6 reales”-sized silver medal, 1834, General and President Luis Orbegoso, ex-Cotoca. Fonrobert-9191. 17.51 grams. Obverse with flag-topped fortress under legend EL PERU A ORBEGOSO; reverse with POR EL 3 / DE ENERO / DE 1834 inside wreath. XF with surface hairlines, rather scarce Peruvian medal. Pedigreed to the Cotoca collection. Est: $100-$150. 2228. Lot of two Lima, Peru, 2 reales-sized silver proclamation medals, Constitution, ex-Cotoca: 1828 and 1834. Fonrobert-9028, 9220. 14.45 grams total. Both toned XF. Pedigreed to the Cotoca collection. Est: $100-$150. 2229. Cuzco (Ancachs), Peru, silver 4 reales-sized medal, 1839, Battle of Yungay, NGC AU 50, ex-Cotoca. Fonrobert-9169 (incorrectly listed on label as 9196). Obverse with trumpeting cherub on hill above battle scene, legend LA LEY RESTAURADA POR EL VALOR DEL EJERCITO UNIDO EN ANCACH; reverse with LOS / EMPLEADOS / DE LA MONEDA / AL RESTAURADOR / DE SU PATRIA / GRAN MARISCAL / GAMARRA / CUZCO 1839 within laurel wreath and chain. Light even wear across surfaces with weakly struck details (thus probably a bit conservatively graded), attractive rainbow toning over lustrous fields. Pedigreed to the Cotoca collection. NGC #4707588-003. Est: $70-$100. 2230. Lima, Peru, 1/2 peso-sized silver proclamation medal, 1850, Independence / San Martín, ex-Cotoca. Fonrobert-9088. 12.96 grams. Lightly struck XF with parts of legends weak, completely toned. Pedigreed to the Cotoca collection. Est: $70-$100. 2231. Lima, Peru, 2 reales-sized silver proclamation medal, 1852, President Echenique / Constitution and Codes, ex-Cotoca. Fonrobert-9097. 6.59 grams. VF, typical weak strike with central surface granularity, some planchet flaws along edge. Pedigreed to the Cotoca collection. Est: $80-$120. 2232. Callao, Peru, silver proclamation medal, 1862, City of Callao, ex-Cotoca. Fonrobert-9194. 5.54 grams. Popular Peruvian proclamation medal. AU with weak center strike, spots of toning all over. Pedigreed to the Cotoca collection. Est: $80-$120. 2233. Lot of three Lima, Peru, silver proclamation medals, 1864/5 and 1868 (2), Independence / San Martín, ex-Cotoca. Fonrobert-9139; 9157 (2). 18.90 grams total. Generally XF to AU, all toned to some degree, no problems. Pedigreed to the Cotoca collection. Est: $200-$300. USA 2234. USA (for Panama), bronze “so-called dollar,” 1914, Panama Canal Completion, numbered 2760, NGC MS 64. HK-398. During the inauguration of the canal, all 50,000 medals to be issued were shipped aboard the Cristobal, the first ship to pass through the canal. Choice example with brassy color, a few spots of toning on reverse. NGC #4700602-002. Est: $150-$225.

2235. USA (for Panama), bronze “so-called dollar,” 1914, Panama Canal Completion, numbered 4216, NGC MS 64. HK-398. Also choice with brassy obverse and brown toned reverse. NGC #4700602-001. Est: $150-$225. Venezuela 2236. Lot of six gilt Venezuelan medals awarded to former president Carlos Andres Pérez, 1975-91. 61.68 grams, 2” (Plantacentro); 41.68 grams, 1-1/2” (Hermandad); 63.75 grams, 2” (Cartografía); 35.72 grams, 2” (Ciclismo); 77.86 grams, 2-1/4” (Confederación); 93.35 grams, 2-1/8” (Academia). All UNC, an interesting collection with an important pedigree to President Carlos Andres Pérez (1974-79, 1989-93). With two certificates of authenticity from the Carlos Andres Pérez Foundation. Est: $200-$300.

Ancient Coins

Ancient Greek Attica 2237. Lot of two Attica, Athens, AR tetradrachm “owls.” 33.54 grams total. Typical Owl coins in Fine condition, one with a test cut in edge above helmet and fewer details remaining and the other polished, both well centered, mostly round and of different time periods. Est: $500-$750. Lydia 2238. Lydia, Persian Achaemenids, AR siglos, Xerxes to Darius II, 485420 BC. Sear 4678. 5.52 grams. Persian king or hero in kneeling-running stance right, drawing bow / Incuse punch. VG with little detail visible. Est: $100-$150. Ancient Roman Roman Republic 2239. Roman Republic, AR denarius, Cn. Lucretius Trio, 136 BC, Rome mint. RSC Lucretia 1. 3.89 grams. Helmeted head of Roma facing right with TRIO behind and X below the chin / Dioscuri galloping right, CN LVCR below the horses, ROMA in exergue. Well-centered VF, some rim-nicks, all legend visible. Est: $125-$200. 2240. Roman Republic, AR denarius, M. Cipius, 115-114 BC. Crawford 289/1; Cipia 1; Sydenham 546; Sear 166. 3.97 grams. Helmeted head of Roma right, M. CIPI. M. F. before head, X behind head / Victory in biga right with palm-branch, rudder below, ROMA in exergue. Nicely toned and centered VF with legend visible. Est: $125-$200. 2241. Roman Republic, serrate AR denarius, Q. Antonius Balbus, 83-82 BC, Rome mint. Crawford 364/1d; Sydenham 742b. 3.40 grams. Laureate head of Jupiter right, initial below chin, SC behind / Victory, holding wreath, palm frond, and reins, driving quadriga right, C below horses, Q ANTO BALB in exergue. VF with dark toning, somewhat off-center obverse, wellworn serrated edge. Est: $150-$225. 2242. Roman Republic, AR denarius, M. Volteius Mf., 78 BC. Crawford 385/1; Sydenham 774; Volteia 1. 3.85 grams. Laureate head of Jupiter right / Temple of Jupiter Capitolinus with closed doors, M VOLTEI M F in exergue. The reverse of this coin shows the temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus (“the Best and Greatest”), the most important temple in Rome, located on the Capitoline Hill. VF+, a few rim-nicks, flat toning. Est: $150-$225. 2243. Roman Republic, AR denarius, L. Farsuleius Mensor, 75 BC. Crawford 392/1a; Sydenham 789a. 3.96 grams. Diademed and draped bust of Liberty right, SC below chin, MENSOR before, cap of Liberty and control number XLIIII behind / Roma in biga right, assisting togate figure to mount into chariot, scorpion below horses’ feet, L FARSVLEI in exergue. Iridescent XF with bold strike. Est: $125-$200. Roman Empire 2244. Roman Empire, AR denarius, Hadrian, 117-138 AD, struck 134138. RIC II 299; RSC 138. 3.33 grams. Bare head right / Africa reclining left, holding scorpion and cornucopiae; basket containing grain ears and fruit behind at feet. This denarius commemorates Hadrian’s second tour of Africa. Well-centered, boldly struck obverse, XF with minor rim-nick. Est: $200-$300.

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2245. Roman Empire, AR denarius, Julia Domna, circa 207-211 AD. RIC 581 (Septimius); RSC 215. 3.05 grams. IVLIA AVGVSTA, draped bust right / VENVS VICTRIX, Venus Victrix standing left, leaning on column, holding helmet and palm frond, shield at feet to left. Lovely, well-struck bust with low contrast, several small edge-cracks, XF overall. Est: $125-$200. 2246. Roman Empire, AE sestertius, Philip I, 247-248 AD. RIC 180a; Cohen 88. 19.21 grams. IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right / LIBERALITAS AVGG II S-C, Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus and cornucopiae. Dark brown patina with golden highlights, VF+ with well-struck bust, plugged hole at 11 o’clock. Est: $150-$225. 2247. Roman Empire, AE maiorina, Julian II, Arles mint, 360-363 AD. RIC VIII Arles 316. 9.03 grams. D N FL CL IVLI-ANVS P F AVG, pearldiademed, draped and cuirassed bust right / SECVRITAS REIPVB, bull standing right, two stars above, mintmark PCON and club. Dark coloring with light-green patina in crevices, well-centered VF. Est: $150-$225. Mixed Ancients 2248. Lot of three small ancients (one Greek AE, one Roman Republic AR and one Roman Empire AR). 12.04 grams total. Various mints and time periods, VG overall with one Roman Republic coin in VF condition. Est: $50-$75.

U.S. Coins

Gold 2249. USA (Philadelphia mint), $5 coronet Liberty “half eagle,” 1901. 8.35 grams. Cleaned AU- with minor edge-damage. Est: $300-$450. 2250. USA (Philadelphia mint), $2-1/2 Indian head “quarter eagle,” 1915. 4.18 grams. AU with surface hairlines. Est: $150-$225. Silver Dollars 2251. USA (Carson City mint), $1 Morgan, 1878-CC. 26.65 grams. AU with typical bagmarks, some luster remaining. Est: $100-$150. 2252. USA (San Francisco mint), $1 Morgan, 1879-S, NGC MS 64. Deeply rainbow toned obverse with purple, red, and blue hues over lustrous surfaces yet almost totally untoned, blast white reverse. NGC #4562479012. Est: $70-$100. 2253. USA (San Francisco mint), $1 Morgan, 1879-S, NGC MS 64. Vibrant blend of colored toning on obverse with blast white reverse. NGC #3450817-237. Est: $70-$100. 2254. USA (Philadelphia mint), $1 Morgan, 1882, PCGS MS64. Quite lustrous with about half of each side toned an even champagne color while the rest of the surfaces are untoned. PCGS #14110792. Est: $80-$120. 2255. USA (San Francisco mint), $1 Morgan, 1882-S, NGC MS 66. Very lustrous and choice for the grade with somewhat speckled rainbow toning, quite a jewel. NGC #4700600-001. Est: $150-$225. 2256. USA (San Francisco mint), $1 Morgan, 1882-S, NGC MS 65. Good surfaces featuring significant cartwheel luster, mostly untoned with just the hint of color around rims. NGC #4562481-005. Est: $80-$120. 2257. USA (Philadelphia mint), $1 Morgan, 1887, NGC MS 63. Very bright example with typical bagmarks, partial bold rainbow toning around rims. NGC #3770601-125. Est: $50-$75. 2258. USA (Philadelphia mint), $1 Morgan, 1888, NGC MS 64, exBinion (stated on label). Choice example of a Morgan dollar from the famed Binion collection of silver coins. Blast white with minimal bagmarks and well-struck details. Pedigreed to the Ted Binion collection. NGC #351910043. Est: $80-$120. 2259. USA (Philadelphia mint), $1 Morgan, 1903, NGC MS 64. Good surfaces and luster, russet toning that gets bolder around design elements. NGC #3141278-106. Est: $100-$150. 2260. USA (New Orleans mint), $1 Morgan, 1904-O, NGC MS 64. Vibrant mottled rainbow toning all over. NGC #3967809-173. Est: $60-$90.

2261. USA (New Orleans mint), $1 Morgan, 1904-O, NGC MS 64. Smooth, lightly bagmarked surfaces with hint of rose toning around legends, quite lustrous. NGC #3770604-144. Est: $60-$90. 2262. Lot of four USA, Morgan dollars: 1881, 1881-S, 1885, and 1889. 106.85 grams total. Cleaned, generally XF to AU. Est: $60-$90. Classic commemorative half dollars 2263. USA (San Francisco mint), half dollar, 1923-S, Monroe, NGC MS 63. Popular design with woman forming North and South America on reverse. Quite lustrous with a few contact marks for the grade, spotty toning on obverse. NGC #2728570-006. Est: $70-$100. 2264. USA (Philadelphia mint), half dollar, 1926, American Sesquicentennial, NGC MS 62. Very lustrous and untoned, some contact marks (typical). NGC #2728570-008. Est: $60-$90. 2265. USA (Philadelphia mint), half dollar, 1935, Arkansas, NGC MS 64. Matte surfaces with subdued luster, a few hints of toning but generally white. NGC #4703569-007. Est: $70-$100. 2266. USA (Philadelphia mint), half dollar, 1936, Long Island, NGC MS 64. Frosty, untoned surfaces. NGC #4703569-006. Est: $60-$90. 2267. Lot of four USA (Philadelphia mint), half dollar commemoratives in NGC slabs: 1893, Columbian, UNC details / cleaned; 1920, Pilgrim, UNC details / cleaned; 1951, Booker T. Washington, MS 65; 1952, Washington-Carver, MS 64. Nice lot of the more available classic commemoratives. Cleaning on the Pilgrim half is noticed, yet tough to see on the Columbian half and has probably since toned over. The 1951 Washington and 1952 Washington-Carver halves are nice with speckled toning. NGC #4703560-011, -010, -005 and -014. Est: $100-$150. Copper and nickel 2268. USA (Philadelphia mint), nickel 5 cents “shield nickel,” 1866. 4.93 grams. First year of issue for the type. XF with red-brown toning in areas, no problems. Est: $70-$100. 2269. USA (Denver mint), nickel 5 cents “Buffalo,” 1916-D, NGC AU 58. Faint, even wear on high points, lightly rainbow toned and quite lustrous. NGC #4703569-009. Est: $70-$100. 2270. Lot of two USA (Philadelphia mint): nickel 5 cents “Buffalo,” 1913, type 1; copper 1 cent “Lincoln,” 1909-VDB. 8.01 grams total. The 1913 nickel grades AU with some luster, light rainbow toning. The 1909 cent is a lustrous, mostly red BU piece. Est: $60-$90. 2271. USA, copper “Washington” cent, no date (ca. 1790s), double head military bust. 7.83 grams. XF with crude strike (typical for the type), mostly brown with some verdigris on surfaces. Est: $150-$225. Hawaii 2272. Hawaii (struck at the San Francisco mint), half dollar, 1883, Kalakaua I, NGC AU details / artificial toning. Some small contact marks, darkly purple toned obverse with shades of same on reverse. NGC #3717985-005. Est: $100-$150.

U.S. Paper Money

Colonial 2273. Lot of two colonial notes: New Jersey, 3 pounds, Apr. 8, 1762, serial 3266, and Pennsylvania, 5 shillings, March 10, 1769, serial (?)57. Fr-NJ-150; Fr-PA-142. The New Jersey note grades VF, no problems; the earlier Pennsylvania issue is VG with center splits and edge damage. Est: $100-$150. 2274. Lot of two Pennsylvania, Oct. 1, 1773-dated notes: 20 shillings, serial 1195, and 15 shillings, serial 19778. Fr-PA-169; Fr-PA-168. Both VF with bold ink, the 15 shillings is possibly trimmed or miscut along the bottom edge. Est: $100-$150.

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Fractional 2275. Lot of four USA (Washington, D.C.) fractional notes, 1862-63. Fr-1381, Fr-1308, Fr-1255, Fr-1261. Group of better fractionals containing: 50 cents, 5th issue, XF, pressed; 25 cents, 5th issue, XF; 10 cents, 3rd issue, AU, ink on reverse, bold embossing; 10 cents, 4th issue, XF, pressed. Est: $80-$120. 2276. Lot of seven USA (Washington, D.C.) fractional notes, 1862-63. Fr-1312, 1232 (2), 1281 (4). 50 cents, 1st issue, Fine; 5 cents, 2nd issue, VG, interior hole, reinforced hinge fold; 5 cents, 2nd issue, VF, pressed, contemporary ink annotation on reverse “Presented to Sue V Moffett Oct. 7-1891 By SWN”; 5 cents, 1st issue, VF; 5 cents, 1st issue, VF; 5 cents, 1st issue, Fine; 5 cents, 1st issue, Fine, contemporary ink annotation on reverse “Mrs. Kate D. Sal(da?) (?)/65-. Personal inspection recommended; no returns on this lot. Est: $80-$120. 2277. Lot of four USA and one CSA fractional notes, 1863-74. Fr-1381, Fr-1379, Fr-1308, Fr-1227; T-63. 50 cents, 5th issue, VG, edge damage; 50 cents, 4th issue, Fine; 25 cents, 5th issue, VF, stained; 3 cents, 3rd issue, Good; also includes a CSA, 50 cents, April 6, 1863, serial 106783, Good, edge tear. Personal inspection recommended; no returns on this lot. Est: $70-$100. National Currency 2278. Dallas, Texas, USA, American Exchange National Bank, $5, charter (S)3623, series 1902, date back, serial 64318. Fr-592. Fine with modest circulation wear, small internal tear noted in cashier’s signature. Est: $125-$200. Miscellaneous 2279. Lot of two USA (Washington, D.C.), Speelman-White notes: Legal Tender, $2, series of 1917, serial D25689137A; Silver Certificate, $1, series of 1923, serial R38073483D. Fr-60, 237. Nice pair of US type notes. The $2 is Fine+, the $1 is VF with a small stain above the treasury seal. Est: $100-$150.

World Paper Money

Argentina 2280. Buenos Aires, Argentina, Provincia de Buenos Aires, 1 peso, 1-11841, serial 11368113. SCWPM-S377. Fine, pinholes repaired with donor paper and taped over, small pencil annotation on reverse, good ink and color throughout. Est: $150-$225. 2281. Buenos Aires, Argentina, Provincia de Buenos Aires, 1 peso, 1-11841, serial 1282960. SCWPM-S377b. Fine, mounting remnants on reverse, 5 mm edge split at bottom center. Est: $200-$300. 2282. Buenos Aires, Argentina, Provincia de Buenos Aires, 1 peso, 1-1-1844, serial 910114. SCWPM-S384b. Boldly printed F/VF, mounting remnant on reverse, some ink bleedthrough from signature and serial number. Est: $100-$150. 2283. Buenos Aires, Argentina, Provincia de Buenos Aires, 1 peso, 1-4-1867, serial 5684460. SCWPM-S471. VF, nicely printed with good margins, minor stains and ink bleedthrough. Est: $60-$90. 2284. Lot of two Buenos Aires, Argentina, Provincia de Buenos Aires, 1-1-1869 notes: 5 pesos, serial 946694; 8 centésimos fuertes, serial 062676. SCWPM-S482; S500a. The 5 pesos grades Fine with a paper pull on the obverse and mounting tape on reverse; the 8 centésimos grades crisp VF, single pinhole noted in center, significantly miscut. Est: $200-$300. 2285. Buenos Aires, Argentina, Banco Nacional, 1-8-1873, series B, serial 86255. SCWPM-S430. Crisp AU with shifted obverse printing, no problems. Est: $150-$225.

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Cuba 2286. Lot of 64 Havana, Cuba, notes, 1869-2015. Highlights include: four notes from the 1896 series issue contained in a 1938-dated promotional brochure, several notes with Che Guevara’s printed signature as president of a bank, and a few tourist exchange notes. Most notes are circulated, some earlier ones with tears, stains, or repairs. Personal inspection recommended; no returns on this lot. Est: $150-$225. Great Britain 2287. Lot of two London, England, Bank of England, 50 pounds, Elizabeth II, ND (1981-88), PCGS Choice About New 58: serial B14 141394 and B14 141395. SCWPM-381a. Design with Queen Elizabeth II on obverse, Sir Christopher Wren on the reverse. Consecutive pair, both high grade and well-printed with just the lightest handling noted in the upper right corner and small area of foxing at center right. PCGS #80818706 and 80818707. Est: $125-$200. 2288. Lot of two London, England, Bank of England, 20 pounds, Elizabeth II, ND (1984-88), PCGS Choice About New 58: serial 17D 274446 and 17D 274447. SCWPM-380d. Design with Queen Elizabeth II on obverse, William Shakespeare on the reverse. Consecutive pair, both high grade and strongly embossed with minor handling at upper center, small spot of foxing on one of the notes. PCGS #80818704 and 80818705. Est: $70-$100. Peru 2289. Lima, Peru, Compañía de Obras Publicas y Fomento del Peru, 5 soles, 4-7-1876, series A, serial 355996. SCWPM-S445. Issued by the American-born Henry Meiggs (1811-1877) to finance the construction of a railway line from LA Oroya to Cerro de Pasco, Peru. His printed signature, as Enrique Meiggs, is found in the lower right. Fine with a couple of pinholes, residue spot at lower center. Est: $80-$120. 2290. Lima, Peru, Billete Provisional, 5 reales de inca, 1-9-1881. SCWPM-12. VF, a few pinholes at left of center, small area of edge damage near lower left corner. Est: $80-$120.

Coin Jewelry

Gold Coins Mexico (United States of Mexico) 2291. Mexico City, Mexico, 10 pesos, 1959, mounted Hidalgo-side out in 14K gold bezel. 12.64 grams total. Polished coin, the mounting with some handling marks but in good shape. Est: $250-$375. Shipwreck Coins Atocha, sunk in 1622 west of Key West, Florida 2292. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, quadrants of cross transposed, Grade 3, from the Atocha (1622), tag and certificate missing, mounted cross-side out in rope-style silver bezel with 14K gold prongs and shackle bail. 26.21 grams total. Partial cross and shield, some areas weak from corrosion, dark toning in recessed areas. From the Atocha (1622), Fisher database #99A-56911. Est: $500-$750. 2293. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer T, Grade 2, from the Atocha (1622), mounted cross-side out in 14K gold bezel with pirate face embellishment and shackle bail. 16.01 grams total. Solid example with decent shield details and clear mintmark and assayer, cross a bit weak from corrosion, evenly toned. From the Atocha (1622), with Fisher tag and certificate #125482. Est: $600-$900. 2294. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer B (3rd period), Grade 2, from the Atocha (1622), tag and certificate missing, mounted crossside out in 14K gold rope-style bezel with shackle bail. 10.58 grams total. Some wear on surfaces yet little evidence of corrosion with defined details throughout, once cleaned and now toning over. From the Atocha (1622), Fisher database #85A-128033. Est: $700-$1,000.

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Capitana, sunk in 1654 off Chanduy, Ecuador 2295. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1653E, from the Capitana (1654), mounted cross-side out in silver bezel with 14K gold prongs and pirate face embellishment and shackle bail. 38.37 grams total. Solid specimen with flat strike leading to decent center details yet weak legends, typical surface corrosion for the wreck. From the Capitana (1654). Est: $300-$450. Maravillas, sunk in 1656 off Grand Bahama Island 2296. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1654E, from the Maravillas (1656), mounted cross-side out in silver bezel with 14K gold prongs and shackle bail and silver galleon embellishment on other side. 45.67 grams total. Mostly visible cross with clear date and assayer (shield side not visible), nice round flan. From the Maravillas (1656), with Marex tag #91-8R-1531. Est: $300-$450. 2297. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip IV, from the Maravillas (1656), contour-mounted in 14K gold bezel with shackle bail. 17.39 grams total. Partial cross and shield, moderately corroded with darkly toned crevices, small areas of surface friction. From the Maravillas (1656). Est: $350-$500. Consolación, sunk in 1681 off Santa Clara Island, Ecuador 2298. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1679V, from the Consolación (1681), mounted cross-side out in artistic 14K gold bezel with dolphin embellishment. 15.18 grams total. Interesting bezel made to match the coin’s shape with added dolphin to left, coin surfaces corroded with partial cross and shield, full date and mintmark by pillars noted. From the Consolación (1681), with ROBCAR photo-certificate #440212. Est: $400-$600. Joanna, sunk in 1682 off South Africa 2299. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Charles II, assayer not visible, from the Joanna (1682), mounted in silver wire bezel. 19.29 grams total. Interesting shape with design elements halfway off boot-shaped flan, flat areas with some minor saltwater corrosion. From the Joanna (1682). Est: $100-$150. Silver Cobs Mexico City, Mexico 2300. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer P, with chopmarks and test-cuts as from circulation in Asia, mounted cross-side out in rope-style silver bezel with 14K gold prongs and shackle bail. 31.49 grams total. Nearly complete cross and shield, especially bold mintmark and assayer. With photo-certificate. Est: $125-$200. 2301. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, mounted cross-side out in 14K gold and black leather bolo tie. 27.64 grams total. Almost complete cross though mounted sideways, darker toning. Est: $500-$750. 2302. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, Philip III, assayer not visible, mounted cross-side out in twisted-wire silver bezel with 14K gold prongs and shackle bail. 6.70 grams total. Partial cross and shield, surfaces contrast with darker toning in recessed areas. Est: $100-$150. Potosí, Bolivia 2303. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer P, ex-”Panama hoard,” mounted cross-side out in silver bezel with shackle bail. 38.11 grams total. Doubled but near complete cross, partial shield, clear denomination, mintmark, and assayer, reddish encrustation in crevices. From the ca.-1629 “Panama hoard,” with photo-certificate. Est: $125-$200. 2304. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer P, quadrants of cross transposed, ex-”Panama hoard,” mounted cross-side out in ropestyle silver bezel with 14K gold prongs and shackle bail. 38.00 grams total. Nearly complete cross and shield, clear assayer, reddish encrustation in crevices (typical from this hoard). From the ca.-1629 “Panama hoard,” with photo-certificate. Est: $150-$225.

2305. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer T, ex-”Panama hoard,” mounted cross-side out in silver bezel with 14K gold prongs and shackle bail. 40.94 grams total. Choice with both cross and shield upright, almost full cross with some doubling, bold and nearly full shield, reddish encrustation around devices. From the ca.-1629 “Panama hoard,” with photo-certificate. Est: $150-$225. 2306. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer R (curved leg), mounted in 14K gold bezel. 20.51 grams total. Partial and doubled cross and shield, red-gold toning throughout. Est: $150-$225. 2307. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1/2 real, Philip II, assayer R (Ramos) to left, mintmark P to right (tiny letters), mounted cross-side out in 14K gold twisted-wire bezel with shackle bail. 3.65 grams total. Nice display with full monogram and cross, surfaces lightly polished now darkly toning in fields. Est: $150-$225. Historic Coins Ancient Greek 2308. Kingdom of Macedon, AR drachm, Alexander III (“the Great”), 336-323 BC, mounted portrait side out in silver men’s ring (size 9-3/4) with eight 14K gold dots around octagonal face. 12.42 grams total. Detailed coin with contrasting dark toning in recessed areas, reverse design visible through ring. Est: $200-$300. Roman Empire 2309. Pair of Roman Empire bronzes of Constantine I (307-337 AD) mounted in three-ring 14K gold bezel with four diamonds and a cabochon ruby on bail. 17.51 grams total. Two different busts of Constantine I visible on the bronze coins, inscription on reverse of bezel reads CONSTANTINUS 307-337 DC [sic]. Est: $200-$300. Spanish Pistareens 2310. Segovia, Spain, milled 2 reales “pistareen,” Philip V, 1721F, mounted in silver bezel with 14K gold prongs and bail. 10.29 grams total. VF coin with polished surfaces. Est: $100-$150. 2311. Madrid, Spain, milled 2 reales “pistareen,” Philip V, 1723A, mounted cross-side out in rope-style 14K gold bezel. 11.24 grams total. VF+ coin, light cleaning on surface now starting to tone over with a golden orange hue. With photo-certificate. Est: $100-$150.

Shipwreck Artifacts

“Pewter wreck,” sunk in the mid-1500s off Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 2312. Lot of four Venetian glass tubular trade beads. Box 4-1/4” x 3-1/4”, beads 3/4” to 1” long. The inbound early wrecks in the Caribbean (as well as some land sites) tend to be littered with these beads, which were generally traded to the natives and therefore were a sort of money, this group consisting of cylinders of blue, green and red. From the “Pewter wreck” (mid-1500s), housed in Riker box, with photo-certificate from the salvagers. Est: $100-$150. Maravillas, sunk in 1656 off Grand Bahama Island 2313. Lot of ten natural emeralds, 1-2 carats each. About 1/4” to 1/2” each. Olive-green color, some dark, some light, and the rest in between, all opaque with black or white encrustation, useful size for mounting. From the Maravillas (1656), with photo-certificates #CE0521, 543, 559, 596, 602, 606, 644, 656, 659 and 663. Est: $200-$300. 2314. Lot of ten natural emeralds, 1-2 carats each. About 1/4” to 1/2” each. Mostly dark olive-green colored gemstones of varying shapes, opaque and encrusted, good for jewelry. From the Maravillas (1656), with photo-certificates #CE0516, 556, 579, 586, 595, 610, 625-6, 636 and 643. Est: $200-$300. 2315. Lot of 20 natural emeralds, average of about 1 carat each. About 1/4” to 1/2” each. Large assemblage of olive-green stones, some dark, some light, and the rest in between, all opaque with black or white encrustation, useful size for mounting. From the Maravillas (1656), with photo-certificates #CE0258, 317-8, 327-8, 332, 352, 379, 381, 390-1, 403-4, 448, 450, 456, 460, 491, 505 and 507. Est: $250-$375.

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2316. Lot of 20 natural emeralds, average of about 1 carat each. About 1/4” to 1/2” each. Large assemblage of olive-green stones, some dark, some light, and the rest in between, all opaque with black or white encrustation, useful size for mounting. From the Maravillas (1656), with photo-certificates #CE0276, 280-1, 299, 311, 342, 384, 408, 427, 439, 442, 449, 462, 466, 468, 483, 489-90 and 495-6. Est: $250-$375. 2317. Lot of 30 natural emeralds, less than 1 carat each. About 1/4” each. Very large assemblage of olive-green stones, some dark, some light, and the rest in between, all opaque with black or white encrustation, useful size for mounting. From the Maravillas (1656), with photo-certificates #CE0002, 4, 8-9, 12, 16, 18, 20, 24-5, 37, 43, 45, 48, 51, 54-5, 60, 63-4, 71, 73, 76-7, 79, 89, 97, 146, 151, 176 and 416. Est: $200-$300. 2318. Lot of 30 natural emeralds, less than 1 carat each. About 1/4” each. Very large assemblage of olive-green stones, some dark, some light, and the rest in between, all opaque with black or white encrustation, useful size for mounting. From the Maravillas (1656), with photo-certificates #CE0105, 107, 133, 140, 145, 149, 152, 155, 161, 167-8, 170, 172, 182-4, 189, 192, 203, 208-9, 213, 217, 223, 230-1, 239, 244 and 246-7. Est: $200-$300. “1810 wreck,” east coast of Florida 2319. Green glass bottle, intact, from the “1810 wreck,” ex-Holden. 627 grams, 10” tall, 2-3/4” diameter. Deeply pontiled long-neck bottle with encrustation inside and out over smooth, clear surfaces, a perfect piece for display. From the “1810 wreck,” with photo-certificate stating pedigree to the collection of the salvager, Harold Holden. Est: $75-$110.

Non-wreck Artifacts

Arms / Armor / Militaria Edged Weapons 2320. American Civil War era naval sailor’s rope knife, marked U.S. Navy. 140 grams, 4-1/2” long. Single-bladed sailor’s rope knife with faint maker’s marks and “U.S. Navy” on blade, original staghorn grips, brass lanyard ring, age toning and fine pitting. A similar knife was found on the wreck of the USS Cairo sunk during the Civil War. With photo-certificate. Est: $200-$300. Firearms 2321. European flintlock blunderbuss pistol, 1800s. 1389 grams, 19” long, 9” barrel. Simple blunderbuss with steel barrel flare of 2”, plain flintlock with functional S-shaped hammer, well-worn walnut stock with nicks and loss of lacquer, unadorned brass butt plate and trigger guard, original metal ramrod. Est: $500-$750. 2322. Double-barreled percussion pistol, 1800s. 459 grams, 8-1/2” long, 3-1/4” barrel. When one barrel won’t do the trick! Double-barreled compact pistol of medium-colored striated wood stock, metal fittings and barrel with pretty floral engravings, lacking maker’s mark, somewhat rusty in places. Est: $300-$450. Jewelry / Religious 2323. Gold (16K) cufflinks with scrimshaw insets showing bears, signed “KL.” 12.61 grams total, 1” x 3/4”. Depiction of two grizzly bears (one per cufflink) facing each other with mountains in the background, one link signed KL with gold nugget-like frame holding the scrimshaw, well made and rather modern looking. Est: $200-$300. 2324. Lot of three ornate sterling silver thimbles, late 1800s-early 1900s. 13.88 total weight, 3/4” tall, 5/8” diameter. Lovely common artifacts of their time, showing thimbles didn’t have to be pedestrian, in fact, many were beautifully decorated, like these, with flowers, whimsical decorations and dimples, one actually engraved with the name “Adel.” Est: $100-$150.

Chests 2325. Ornate Bolivian friendship silver box awarded to Venezuelan president Carlos Andres Pérez, dated 1975. 197 grams, 5” x 3-1/2”. A sturdy container with native Indian designs on the top and sides and inside inscription, “por la amistad y solidaridad de los pueblos a su excelencia presidente de Venezuela Dr. Carlos Andres Pérez con admiración y respecto Liceo-NL ‘Venezuela’ La Paz-Bolivia-1975.” Hinge needs repair but functional, an artistic piece of South American history. With certificate of authenticity from the Carlos Andres Pérez Foundation. Est: $400-$600. Tableware and Bottles 2326. Lot of two bottles: French wine (ca. 1780) and Dutch case gin (ca. 1860). French bottle: 582 grams, 11-1/2” tall; Dutch bottle: 850 grams, 10-3/4” tall. Two smooth green glass bottles from different countries and time periods: one a French black glass wine bottle, slightly tilting, with deep open pontil and small chip on lip and the other a typical large-shouldered Dutch case gin bottle with applied top, polished pontil base, translucent olive-green hand-blown glass with tiny bubbles, embossed on one corner with “Vandenbergh & Co.” circling a bell. Est: $150-$225. Miscellaneous 2327. Spanish brass coin weight for 8 reales, 1600s(?). 26.58 grams, 1” diameter. Thick and intentionally coin-like disk used to regulate the weight of coins, with worn-yet-visible castles and lions design to duplicate Spanish coin decoration of the time, faint marking on the other side. Est: $75-$110. 2328. Spanish colonial (1600s) bronze wax pourer with iron handle. 65.04 grams; 3-1/4” tall, 2-3/8” diameter at base. Lightweight, intact and interesting bronze vessel (wide at the base, narrowing at center, and flared at pour spout) with long iron handle meant for pouring melted wax in colonial times. Est: $200-$300.

Documents

Engravings 2329. French copperplate-engraved engraving, ca. 1754, of a bird’s eye view of Santo Domingo, engraved by Jacques-Nicolas Bellin and published in Antonie Francois Prevost’s Historie Generale des Voyages, hand colored. 13” x 10”. Simple rendering of the 18th-century town of Santo Domingo, complete with sailing ships, a fort, a central church, and most strikingly, a poor soul hanging from a gallows (next to a church!). Good condition with center professionally seemed, marred only by red dye flowing from the middle of the left side to the bottom, impairing a bit of the left corner of the image. Est: $150-$225.

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